Girl Power on the rise as Women’s hockey team beats South Korea 1-0March 5, 2018
Sport is as much as a women’s game as it is a men’s one. Paving the way is the women’s hockey team. The Women’s Indian Hockey team’s performance is improving day by day as can be seen in its recent results. The current Asian champions beats hosts South Korea 1-0 in a close encounter. India’s Lalremsiami scored the only goal of the match in the fifth minute.
The most notable performance came from veteran goalkeeper Savita Punia who thwarted the South Korean attack with ease. She was a pivotal part of the Asian Games squad which beat China 5-4 in the penalty shootout in the final. The win allowed India to qualify for the 2018 world cup to be held in London. Punia showcased some spectacular saves as she directed the Indian defence against an aggressive opposition. It proved to be a matter of celebration for the captain Rani Rampal, who was playing her 200th international match.
India will play a total on 4 matches during its tour of the Southeast Asian country. It is currently ranked 10th in FIH rankings, one spot behind the 9th placed South Koreans.