India lose to Canada 3-1
West Vancouver, 27th March 2017: The Indian women’s team went down against Canada 3-1 in the second match ahead of the all-important Women’s Hockey World League Round 2 here in West Vancouver on Sunday evening.
Canada scored as early as in the 8th minute as Nikki Woodcroft scored a field goal to take a 1-0 lead. Stephanie Norlander doubled the lead in the second quarter in the 19th that put the hosts in the drivers seat.
At half time, Canada were comfortably placed at 2-0. It was third quarter when the visiting side put one on the scoreboard with a penalty corner conversion via Gurjit Kaur. The 34th minute goal gave India a shot at coming back in the game.
Though the Indian team led by Rani put up a good defence to restrict Canada in the third period. But the visitors were relentless and came back with another goal via a penalty corner in the 49th minute. Karli Johansen’s 49th minute goal sealed the fate of the game as India lost the game 1-3 at the end of all four quarters.
India begin their World League Round 2 campaign on April 1 against Uruguay in their Pool A encounter.