A resilient efficiency from the Indian junior ladies’s hockey crew towards the Chile senior crew noticed the 2 sides play out a properly fought 2-2 draw of their current encounter.
India’s two goalscorers on Thursday night have been Deepika (40′) and Gagandeep Kaur (55′) who led the crew’s fightback after Chile had twice taken the lead by means of objectives from Mariana del Jesus Lagos (21′) and Fernanda Villagran (51′).
With three wins from three matches of their ongoing tour, the Indian crew began the match brightly, as they tried to penetrate Chile’s defence, however couldn’t discover a clear alternative inside the primary 15 minutes. On the opposite hand, Chile tried to push the younger India crew on the counter assaults, with their tactic paying off within the second quarter.
It was within the 21st minute that Chile’s Lagos discovered herself with sufficient time and house in entrance of aim to get her shot away and provides her aspect an necessary lead within the match. India have been fast to combat again and tried to take management of proceedings to search out the equalising aim earlier than the half-time break, however got here up towards some resolute defending from the hosts as Chile maintained their one aim benefit.
A charged up Indian crew took to the sphere within the third quarter and have been in a position to create much more going ahead. After having been denied from a number of penalty corners, the Indian crew lastly discovered the equaliser within the 40th minute by means of Deepika, who completed off a ravishing crew aim to make it 1-1.
However, Chile didn’t get slowed down after conceding and tried to search for a possibility once more within the match to take the lead. It was within the 51st minute that their efforts have been rewarded because the umpire awarded them a penalty stroke for an infringement by India contained in the putting circle. It was Chile’s Villagran who transformed from the spot to revive the hosts’ one-goal benefit.
A late fightback from India resulted in one other equaliser being scored, with Chile conceding a penalty stroke this time after their participant was discovered to be infringing the principles contained in the putting circle. Gagandeep stepped as much as take the ensuing stroke, and slotted it previous Chile’s goalkeeper to make it 2-2 within the 55th minute.
Both groups tried to search for a gap within the final 5 minutes, however the aim by no means got here for both, and the 2 groups completed stage at 2-2.