Listen to the latest songs, only on JioSaavn.com
 

India Suffer 3-0 Loss Against Spain In Women's Hockey

Updated: 13 June 2018 15:33 IST

India will be playing five matches during the tour of Spain.

India Suffer 3-0 Loss Against Spain In Womens Hockey
Spanish team in action against India. © Hockey India

The Spanish Women's hockey team on Tuesday thumped India 3-0 in the opening encounter of the five-match series in Madrid. The hosts gained the upper hand after efficient finishing shown by Berta Bonastre (6th minute) and Lola Riera (48, 52) whose efforts helped them the team emerge as the eventual winners. The first quarter saw the hosts dominate possession as 26-year-old Berta Bonastre found herself in the right spot to score the opening goal in only the 6th minute. Spain got into the rhythm of the match quickly and attacked ferociously looking to add a second goal but India's defence held on throughout the first quarter. Indian team too had chances but could not produce clear goal-scoring opportunities. Skipper Rani had a glorious chance in the 14th minute but her shot ended up going wide.

The visitors looked to find an equalizer in the final quarter of the match as they took a more attacking approach and let runners get past the Spanish defenders on the flanks. However, in an unfortunate turn of events for Sunita Lakra, a common-ball hit her head and the referee decided to give a penalty stroke to the hosts, which was well converted by Riera in the 48th minute.

Four minutes later, Riera was awarded her second goal of the match as her drag-flick from a penalty corner was deflected by Sunita Lakra's stick into the back of the net, giving Spain a 3-0 lead.

The second match will be played on June 13.

Comments
Topics mentioned in this article Hockey India Women
Highlights
  • Lola Riera (48, 52) and Berta Bonastre (6th minute) scored for Spain.
  • Indian team too had chances but could not produce a goal .
  • The second match will be played on June 13.
Related Articles
Indian Hockey Teams Focussed On 2020 Olympics Despite Coronavirus Pandemic
Indian Hockey Teams Focussed On 2020 Olympics Despite Coronavirus Pandemic
Hockey India Annual Awards: Manpreet Singh, Rani Rampal Bag Player Of Year Awards
Hockey India Annual Awards: Manpreet Singh, Rani Rampal Bag Player Of Year Awards
India Hockey Captain Manpreet Singh "Hopeful" Of Olympic Medal In Tokyo
India Hockey Captain Manpreet Singh "Hopeful" Of Olympic Medal In Tokyo
Indias Lalremsiami Bags "2019 Womens FIH Rising Star Of The Year" Award
India's Lalremsiami Bags "2019 Women's FIH Rising Star Of The Year" Award
Indian Womens Hockey Tour Of China Cancelled Due To Coronavirus Outbreak
Indian Women's Hockey Tour Of China Cancelled Due To Coronavirus Outbreak
Advertisement