Indian women thrashed 8-1 by Netherlands, crash out of FIH World League semifinal race

Updated: 19 June 2013 10:34 IST

India will now fight it out against Japan in the fifth to eighth place classification matches.

Rotterdam, Netherlands:

The Indian women's hockey team put up yet another disappointing show to crash out of the semifinal race with an 8-1 drubbing at the hands of top-ranked Netherlands in the FIH World League Round 3 here.

The Indian eves started the match on a bright note and dominated the early exchanges before fading against the Dutch on Tuesday night.

It took the hosts 21 minutes to get off the blocks when Kim Lammers converted a slap shot from close range.

Two minutes later, captain Maartje Paumen doubled the lead by converting a penalty corner.

Even though the Indian eves managed to sneak in a consolation goal, the second half completely belonged to the Dutch who scored six times.

Ellen Hoog tripled Netherlands' lead with a field goal Vandana Katariya pulled one back in the 48th minute. But soon after Valeria Magis restored the three-goal advantage.

Eva De Goede, Sabine Mol and Paumen completed the 8-1 rout.

In the semifinals, Korea will take on Germany while Netherlands will face New Zealand. India, meanwhile, will fight it out against Japan in the fifth to eighth place classification matches.

Topics : Hockey
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