Women’s Junior Hockey Asia Cup: India defeated four-time champions South Korea 2-1 to win their first Women’s Junior Hockey Asia Cup in Kakamigahara, Japan today. After a scoreless first quarter, India got things moving with Annu’s penalty corner goal in the 22nd minute. South Korea equalised three minutes later, with Park Seo Yeon scoring.
In the 41st minute, however, Neelum shot strongly to the bottom right of the South Korean custodian to make it 2-1. To secure the deal, the Indian defence held on to a slim lead in the third quarter.
Victory hour at Women’s Junior #AsiaCup2023 🥳
The 🇮🇳 Junior Women’s 🏑Team scripts history by claiming their 1⃣st ever #AsiaCup 🏆 as they defeat 🇰🇷 2-1 in the FINAL 🥳
Well done GIRLS!🥳👏 pic.twitter.com/6CVgVGD7Ra
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