JINCHEON, May 20: Indian women�s hockey team defeated hosts South Korea 2-1 in the first match of the three-match bilateral series to begin its short tour on a confident note here on Monday.
Young striker Lalremsiami (20th minute) and Navneet Kaur (40th) scored for India, while Shin Hyejeong (48th) found the net for Korea. High on confidence after its impressive outings in Spain and Malaysia earlier this year, India made a strong start against the hosts.
After missing out on an opportunity to score from a penalty corner early in the first quarter, India scored a splendid field goal through Lalremsiami in the 20th minute. � PTI