June 18, 2010
SURREY – The Canadian women’s national field hockey team tied India 1-1 Thursday evening in the second game of their four-match test series
India had a very strong start in their second game of the four game test series. They earned four penalty corners in the first 5 minutes of the game. Their best chance of the game came on that fourth penalty corner, when keeper A. Liu was beat, however, pc defender Steph Jameson was there with a goal line save.
Canada settled down an started and received the next 2 penalty corners of the game – their best chance coming in the 24th minute when their shot was deflected just high of the goal.
India once again had a strong start in the second half, earning three penalty corners at the 38th, 40th, and 41st minute. They were awarded a penalty stroke after their third penalty corner and their captain S. Kaur made no mistake and scored the game’s first goal.
Canada settled down after India’s goal and the two teams exchanged some good scoring opportunities.
In the 63rd minute K. Baker made a great pass to S. Nesbitt who was alone in front of the goalie and Canada’s captain was able to slot it past the Indian’s keeper.
"Our circle defending and outletting was much better today, however we must improve our play in the attacking third. I was very proud of the way the girls competed for 70 minutes," said coach Louis Mendonca.
The two teams next play Saturday evening in Surrey before wrapping up their series Sunday afternoon at the University of British Columbia.
Congratulations to Danielle Hennig on playing in her first international