India beat Poland 2-0 in Women's Hockey World League Round 2
Indian women’s hockey team won their second consecutive game in the ongoing Women's Hockey World League Round 2 tournament played at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium on Sunday. Vandana Katariya and Poonam Rani scored for the home team in the first half.
Vandara capitalised on a deflection to score the opening goal in the 13th minute of the game. India continued to create more goal scoring opportunities in the second quarter as Polish defence struggled to stop the Indian attack in their ‘D’. The aggression paid off in the 26th minute when Poonam found the back of the net with a brilliant field goal. Poland couldn’t score in the second half thanks to resolute defence by the Indian team.
Indian captain Ritu Rani was visibly happy with the outcome.
"We are happy to have won the game and if we win the next as well, we will be at the top of the pool which will be a good motivation. Our defence played well as we restricted Poland from scoring any goals. However, we missed on the attaching side and scored only two goals. Our focus will be to get more penalty corner opportunities and will work on the mistakes committed today to make our attack even stronger in the next match," she said.
India play Thailand in their third league game on Tuesday.