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

Jincheon : Indian women’s hockey team defeated hosts South Korea 2-1 in the first match of the three-match bilateral series here on Monday.

Young striker Lalremsiami in the 20th minute and Navneet Kaur in the 40th minute scored for India, while Shin Hyejeong found the net for Korea in the 48th minute.

India, coming into the meet on the back of impressive outings in Spain and Malaysia, started the tour on an impressive note.

On the other hand, the hosts failed to make the most of five penalty corners and a penalty stroke in the last quarter.

India will play their second match of the tour on Wednesday.

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