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Indian Women’s Team Clinches 100th Anniversary Spanish Hockey Federation Tournament Title

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The Indian women’s hockey team secured a resounding victory against the hosts Spain with a 3-0 win in the 100th Anniversary Spanish Hockey Federation – International Tournament on Sunday.

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The match showcased India’s prowess, driven by the outstanding performances of Vandana Katariya, Monika, and Udita, who scored crucial goals in the 22nd, 48th, and 58th minutes, respectively. Riding high on their triumph against England on Saturday, where Lalremsiami’s hat-trick led to a 3-0 win, India started the first quarter with a dominating offensive strategy.

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The Indian team’s discipline and precision in short passing were evident from the beginning, creating many opportunities to score. However, Spain’s goalkeeper exhibited exceptional skills, thwarting the host’s attempts.

In the closing moments of the first quarter, Spain also managed to create several promising opportunities. However, India’s captain and goalkeeper, Savita, kept the opponents’ scoring attempts at bay.

The deadlock was broken in the 22nd minute when Lalremsiami capitalized on a rebound and found the net. With a 1-0 lead, India’s confidence soared, leading them to penetrate the Spanish striking circle more assertively.

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In the 48th minute, Monika converted a penalty corner, strengthening India’s lead to 2-0. The defensive line, comprising Deep Grace Ekka, Nikki Pradhan, and Sushila Chanu, held firm against Spain’s counter-attacks, providing a solid foundation for India’s forwards to seek a third goal.

Finally, in the dying moments of the game, Udita exhibited composure and excellent dribbling skills, securing the third goal, sealing India’s glorious triumph.

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