In a dominant performance, the Indian women’s hockey team secured a convincing 13-0 victory over Hong Kong in the Asian Games, propelling them into the semifinals. The match saw several Indian strikers shine, with Vandana Katariya, Deep Grace Ekka (vice-captain), and Deepika each scoring a hat-trick.
Vandana Katariya’s goals came in the 2nd, 16th, and 48th minutes, showcasing her unstoppable form. Deep Grace Ekka contributed with penalty corner conversions in the 11th, 34th, and 42nd minutes. Deepika also displayed her scoring prowess with goals in the 4th, 54th, and 58th minutes. Other players like Sangita Kumari, Monika, and Navneet Kaur also added to India’s goal tally.
This match marked India’s fourth in Pool A, where they finished with an impressive goal difference and ten points. They now hold a favorable position in the standings compared to South Korea, who have seven points and one match remaining. According to tournament rules, two teams from each pool qualify for the semifinals.
Throughout the match, Indian players demonstrated complete dominance, scoring six goals in the first two quarters and adding seven more after halftime. The game began with a quick goal from Vandana, and India continued to display their field prowess, doubling their lead with a goal from Deepika. Goals from Monika and Deep Grace in the first quarter gave India a comfortable advantage.
The second half saw India women’s hockey team maintain their momentum, netting seven more goals, including Deep Grace’s penalty corner conversions. Their relentless performance secured a well-deserved and commanding victory.
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