Women’s Junior Asia Cup 2023 – DAY 6

Sixth day of competition in the Women`s Junior Asia Cup 2023,

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With definitive matches that would lead the teams of both Pool A and Pool B to define their positions in the standings ahead of the final stages that are coming in the next few days.

CHINA 11 VS HONG KONG CHINA 0 (POOL B)

The first match of the day took place between China and Hong Kong China to define their positions in Pool B.

YANG Huiping’s team did not give truce and from the first minute of the game they scored the first goal and then scored ten more goals until the 59th minute.

The goals of the Chinese team were scored by NI Yanling x2, YANG Yiting,CAI Wenqianx2,LI Jingyi,CEN Hailin,HAO Guotingx2,XU Wenjuan and HU Linyuan.

On the other hand, ARIFALI’s players tried to build their game but the experienced Chinese team did not allow Hong Kong China to advance in their offensive attacks.

With this result China is first in the Pool B standings and qualifies to the semifinals. Hong Kong China will play for the (5-8th Place) against Malaysia.

The best player of the match was KWONG On and CAI Wenqian.

 

MALAYSIA 1 VS KOREA 3 (POOL A)

The second match of the day was between Malaysia and Korea who were looking for three points to get to the top of Pool A.

KIM Seong Eun’s team started the match with a goal after four minutes of play by AN Sujin to give the early victory to the Korean team.

During the first two quarters there were no more goals, and it was only in the 38th minute that SONG Sungeun made it 2-0 to widen the gap and put Korea in the top two teams in the Pool A standings.

The team led by HASSAN Lailin after Korea’s second goal found the space and was able to score a goal by ISHAK Norshafiqha to make it 2-1 and spice up the match.

Both teams set up a strategy to attack and look for spaces to break the defensive lines of their rival, but this was not enough for Malaysia who could not score more goals, but Korea could do it and in the 48th minute scored the 3-1 with a goal by LEE Yujin to seal the match that would qualify Korea to the semifinal.

The best player of the match was LEE Yujin.

 

 

INDIA 11 VS CHINESE TAIPEI 0 (POOL A)

The Indian hockey team thumped Chinese Taipei 11-0 in its last Pool A match on Thursday to seal a spot in the semi-finals of the Women’s Junior Asia Cup 2023 in Kakamigahara, Japan.

The win also cemented India’s position on top of Pool A with ten points from four matches. India finished the pool stage unbeaten, having won three games and drawn one.

For India, Vaishnavi Vitthal Phalke (1’), Deepika (2’), Annu (9’, 51’), Rutuja Dadaso Pisal (11’), Neelam (18’), Manju Chorsiya (32’), Sunelita Toppo (42’, 56’), Deepika Soreng (45’) and Mumtaz Khan (54’) were on target.

India dominated from the word go. Vaishnavi Vitthal Phalke opened the scoring for India with a field goal and Deepika converted a penalty corner to double the team’s lead. Annu and Rutuja Dadaso Pisal also scored a goal each before the end of the first quarter, giving India a comfortable 4-0 lead.

India carried the momentum into the second quarter as they controlled the game through ball possession. Neelam found the back of the net, allowing India to enter half-time with a commanding 5-0 lead.

Despite their substantial lead, India continued their dominance as Manju Chorsiya and Sunelita Toppo netted to make sure that the third quarter ended with India leading 7-0.

The Indian team showed no signs of slowing down in the final quarter as Deepika Soreng, Annu, Mumtaz Khan and Sunelita Toppo each scored a goal to help India win the match 11-0.

The Indian junior women’s hockey team will play next against Japan or Kazakhstan in the semi-finals of the Women’s Junior Asia Cup 2023 on Saturday.

Chinese Taipei will play against Kazakhstan for the 5-8th Place.

The best player of the match was Deepika Soreng and WANG Yu-Chiu.

KAZAKHSTAN 0 VS JAPAN 8 (POOL B)

In the last match of the day, the home team did not want to waste their chance to reach the second place in Pool B to achieve another semi-final in front of their home crowd. On their side Kazakhstan tried to generate rhythm to not allow the girls in red to take control of the match.

This was not possible as Japan scored eight goals, the first one in the eighth minute of the game scored by MATSUNAMI Mei to open the door and generate seven more goals that were scored by WAKASA Mai x2, HAYASUKE Sana x2, MURAYAMA Hiroka, SASAKI Risax2.

With this result Japan qualified to the semifinal awaiting rival, while Kazakhstan will play against Chinese Taipei for the 5-8th Place.

The best player of the match was HIRAMITSU Ai.

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