YOG : Striker Lalremsiami scores a brace to lead her team to an impressive win over Uruguay
Photo Credits : Hockey India

The Indian U-18 Women’s Hockey maintained their fine start to the Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympic Games as they defeated Uruguay in their second match of the Hockey 5s competition here today at the Parque Polideportivo Roca.

Striker Lalremsiami (1′, 19′) continued her goal-scoring form as she scored twice again to help India defeat Uruguary, whose only goal was scored by Magdalena Verga (10′).

The Indian team, on the back of their 4-2 victory in the opening match against Austria, looked confident right from the first minute of the match and scored through in-form striker Lalremsiami in the 1st minute.

India dominated the first period and saw a goal being disallowed in the 9th minute when Mumtaz Khan thought she had given India a 2-0 lead, but the umpire blew the whistle for a foul.

Uruguay’s Goalkeeper Victoria Bate produced a fantastic performance to make 13 saves in the match out of India’s total 15 shots on target, to keep her team in the match.

The South Americans found possession of the ball in the last minute of the first period and scored the equalizer at the stroke of half-time through Magdalena Verga (10′) to make for an interesting second period.

However, the second period was again dominated by the Indian team as they looked for a winner.

The Indians took as many as 25 shots in total during the match, but could only manage to convert twice.

The second instance was the one which brought India their winning goal as Lalremsiami popped up again in the 19th minute to snatch a 2-1 win for her team.

The Indian U-18 Women’s team will now face Vanuatu in their third match of the Hockey 5s competition on Wednesday, 10th October 2018, at 00.45hrs IST.