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Indian U-18 women's hockey team beats Uruguay 2-1 in Youth Olympic Games

Press Trust of India  |  Buenos Aires 

The Indian U-18 women's team maintained its fine start to the 2018 Youth as it defeated in its second match of the 5s competition here Monday.

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

The Indian team, on the back of its 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 in the first minute.

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

Uruguay's 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 of half-time through (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 popped up again in the 19th minute to snatch a 2-1 win for her team.

The team will next face on Wednesday.

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First Published: Mon, October 08 2018. 19:35 IST