India could not fulfil their dream of creating it to their first Ladies’s Hockey Junior World Cup last as they misplaced to the Netherlands 3-0 within the semifinal in Potchefstroom, South Africa.
Objectives from Tessa Beetsma (11), Luna Fokke (52) and Jip Dicke (53) ensured the Dutch earned a deserving win to qualify for the ultimate in an try and win their fourth world title.
India began nicely within the opening quarter, having fun with as many as three possibilities however didn’t take the alternatives. Mumtaz Khan got here shut however her shot hit the put up. The Dutch then grew into the sport and opened the scoring with an outstanding workforce aim.
The ultimate shot got here off Beetsma however virtually all of the Dutch gamers have been concerned within the build-up. They moved the ball masking all the pitch twice with 18 passes earlier than Beetsma scored from contained in the circle.
Beetsma shortly added one other aim nevertheless it was dominated out as a result of it was a back-stick shot.
After the opening aim, the Dutch took management of the sport. They did not lose the possession simply and stored attacking from the flanks. The second quarter was a cagey affair however the Dutch utterly dominated the proceedings within the third quarter. Goalkeeper Bichu Devi made one good save however the Dutch missed scoring at the least thrice as a result of lack of the ultimate move.
In some way, India managed to remain within the recreation after three quarters. However their hopes of a comeback have been crushed within the last quarter with the Dutch scoring two fast targets. Luna Fokke scored her eleventh aim of the match within the 52nd minute whereas Jip Dicke scored her thirteenth of the match. Each have been good area targets however the second aim stood out as Fokke scored after an outstanding move from Noor Omrani.
The Dutch will play the winners of Germany vs England within the last whereas India will probably be in rivalry for the bronze medal on Tuesday.
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