Rio Olympics: India outplayed by US in women’s hockey

Rio Olympics: India outplayed by US in women’s hockey

Rio de Janeiro, Aug 12 (IANS) The Indian women’s hockey team continued their dismal campaign at the ongoing Rio Olympics, suffering a 0-3 defeat to US in a Pool B encounter here.

Kathleen Bam (14th, 42nd minutes) struck twice for the Americans while Melissa Gonzalez (52nd) scored the third goal to hand the Indians their third consecutive defeat here on Thursday.

The Indians, who have qualified for the Olympics after a gap of 36 years, thus suffered their third loss in four matches.

They had start their campaign with a 2-2 draw against Japan before losing to Britain and Australia.

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