Indian women’s hockey team beats South Korea 2-1 in in tour opener

The Indian women’s hockey team edged past hosts South Korea 2-1 in their first game of the three-match bilateral series, here on Monday.

Lalremsiami (20th minute) and Navneet Kaur (40th) scored for India, while Shin Hyejeong (48th) found the net for S Korea.

India, coming into the meet on the back of impressive outings in Spain and Malaysia, started on the front foot. The eves could have taken the lead in the opening exchanges but missed a gilt edge chance from a penalty corner in the first quarter.

They were not made to wait long though, as Lalremsiami sounded the board in the 20th minute. Navneet added a second goal struck beautifully to extend the lead in the 40th minute.

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