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India go down to China in Junior Hockey Asia Cup

News Agencies | Updated on: 13 February 2017, 4:22 IST

The Indian women's junior hockey suffered their first defeat at the Junior Hockey Asia Cup in Changzhou, China on Wednesday, 9 September, when the hosts upset them by a score of 4-2 in a Pool A match.

China played with aggressive intent throughout the match, with Bing-Feng Gu scoring two quick goals,while Qiu Guo and Chenyang Guo scored one goal each.

It was drag-flicker Jaspreet Kaur, who scored the first goal for India at 33rd minute through a penalty corner.

Defender Gurjit Kaur later converted a penalty corner into another goal for her side.

India had started their Asia Cup tournament in an imperious style as they claimed a 13-0 win over Korea and a 12-0 victory over Singapore.

The ongoing tournament is a qualification event for the FIH Junior World Cup 2016.

India will now lock horns with Malaysia on Thursday, 10 September.


First published: 10 September 2015, 12:15 IST