India beat Canada to earn first win at Hawke's Bay Cup

Posted on:11 Apr 2016 09:45:52
India beat Canada to earn first win at Hawke's Bay Cup
11 April 2016 Current Affairs: The Indian women’s hockey team ended a close 1-0 victory over Canada in a classification game of the Hawke’s Bay Cup in Hastings, New Zealand.This comes after the hockey team could never recover from three early setbacks and ended up losing the Hawke’s Bay Cup quarter final1-3 to Japan.India had come into the match searching for their first victory against the Canadian team and the first half was played out evenly between both teams.Lilima Minz finally broke the deadlock with a brilliant bit of individual play, as she dribbled into the circle and beat the keeper with a sharp shot to give India the lead.The victory meant they next play for the 5th-6th place, an improvement on their last showing at the tournament.India will take Ireland in the classification game on April 10.The Hawke’s Bay Cup is an invitational eight-nation tournament as part of thefestival of hockey in New Zealand.The Hawkes Bay Festival of Hockey takes place in Napier on New Zealand’s North Island from the 11th -19th April. The event includes the Hawkes Bay Cup, an 8-Nations Women’s International tournament featuring Argentina, Australia, China, India, Japan, Korea, New Zealand and U.S.A.

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