Saturday, March 10, 2012

Hockey 9s tournament

Hockey 9s tournament

Australian women hockey team recovered from a goal down to beat India 4-1 in the final of the Lanco International Super Series Hockey 9s tournament in Perth on October 23, 2011. Australia dominated in the early part of the game itself, but it was India that opened the scoring against the trend of play through Soundarya Yendala in the ninth minute. However, Australia struck back through Hope Munro and Kellie White in quick succession and led 2-1 at the break.
Australia made a double when it edged our traditional rival New Zealand by the margin of 5 goals to 3 win the men’s final in the 9s tournament. Indian team which was thrashed by the Australian team in the last league match was forced to play for the Bronze Medal. India went down 1-4 to arch rivals Pakistan in the bronze medal, match to sign off bottom art the heap in the four-nation Lanco International Super Series Hockey 9S on September 23, 2011.

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