|July 30th, 2013|
|17||Pool C||9:00am||RUS - IND||1 - 10 (0 - 5)||Final||x 5|
Russia v India 1-10 (0-5)
In the match between Russia and India, the Indian girls started off strong and never relented, never allowing their Russian opponents to get into the game. The scoring started in the seventh minute, as Vandana Katariya sunk a penalty corner for India's first goal of the day, and her first of a first half hattrick. The Indian team never looked back, and kept adding goal at a steady pace for the remainder of the encounter.
Katariya's hattrick plus a double from Poonam Rani in the first half added up to a 5-0 halftime lead, a comfortable advantage for the Asian representatives, and wholly deserved, as play rarely left the Russian half of the field and India controlled possession for long periods of time.
Less than a minute into the second half, Anastasia Miroshnikova was able to pull one back for Russia off the team's very first attack, catching India on the wrong foot, but the Indian team was back on track in no time, restroing the five goal lead two minutes later through Rani. A goal from Ritusha Kumani Arya, Rani's second of the day, a penalty corner conversion from Manjit Kaur and a Russian own goal drove the scoreline up to 10-1, a result that made it probable for India to reach the quarter-finals, but had them depend on the result of the Australia v New Zealand match that was ongoing in the main stadium.
Voices after the match:
Vladimir Kobzev, Coach Russia: " We have to score more goals and make fewer mistakes. Nevertheless, I am pretty proud of my team."
Chanu Sanarik Ningombam, Goalkeeper India: "We knew that we had to score a lot of goals because of the tight constellation in the pool with New Zealand. We played very well, their goalkeeper played well, and their players too, but in the end we needed lots of goals. Now we have to keep an eye on Australia and New Zealand. All in all, we are already proud of ourselves, independent of whether we reach the quarter-finals or not because we played very well."
|July 30th, 2013 at 1:48 am||The Women's ERGO Hockey Junior World Cup in Mönchengladbach is about to embark on its 3rd day. We start off with RUS v IND on Pitch 2.|
|July 30th, 2013 at 1:49 am||The umpires for the match are Chen Hong (CHN) and Maggie Giddens (USA).|
|July 30th, 2013 at 2:08 am||3rd PC does the trick, Vandana Katariya scores for IND. It's the first goal of the day and the 100th of the tournament! RUS 0, IND 1|
|July 30th, 2013 at 2:16 am||16th minute, Vandana Katariya strikes again, this time from open play. RUS 0, IND 2.|
|July 30th, 2013 at 2:22 am||Rani Poonam further extends India's lead in the 21st minute. RUS 0, IND 3.|
|July 30th, 2013 at 2:24 am||24th minute, Russia substitute their goalkeeper: Viktoriia Alexandrina replaces Oga Chugunova. RUS 0, IND 3.|
|July 30th, 2013 at 2:27 am||Rani Poonam adds her second of the day, it's RUS 0, IND 4 with 8 minutes to go in the first half.|
|July 30th, 2013 at 2:35 am||Vandana Katariya completes her hattrick with India's fifth goal. RUS 0, IND 5.|
|July 30th, 2013 at 2:40 am||Halftime on Pitch 2 at the ERGO Hockey Junior World Cup, it's RUS 0, IND 5.|
|July 30th, 2013 at 2:47 am||40 seconds into the second half, Russia put away their first on the opening attack through Anastasia Miroshikova. RUS 1, IND 5.|
|July 30th, 2013 at 2:49 am||India quickly restore the 5 goal lead however, Rani scores for RUS 1, IND 6.|
|July 30th, 2013 at 2:55 am||Ritusha Kumani Arya slaps the ball over the line from a crowded circle. RUS 1, IND 7.|
|July 30th, 2013 at 2:59 am||Rani hits a hard ball into into the backboard from close range. RUS 1, IND 8 with 21 minutes to go.|
|July 30th, 2013 at 3:18 am||An own goal takes the scoreline to 1-9. With 4 minutes to go, it's RUS 1, IND 9.|
|July 30th, 2013 at 3:21 am||Manjit Kaur converts a late penalty corner for India. RUS 0, IND 10.|
|July 30th, 2013 at 3:25 am||The final whistle sounds, India win 10-1 against Russia at the ERGO Hockey Junior World Cup in Mönchengladbach.|
|July 30th, 2013 at 3:27 am||India now await the result on Pitch 1: IND is a quarter-finalist if AUS win, the final result is a draw or NZL win by 6 goals or more.|