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Indian girls hold South Africa
September 15, 2005 16:35 IST
India and South Africa battled to a 1-1 draw in a Pool B match on the opening day of the women's Junior World Cup hockey tournament in Santiago, Chile.
Saba Anjum scored through a superb penalty-corner in the 32nd minute to enable India draw level with the African side, which got off to a great start with Ilse David's conversion in the fifth minute.
The South Africans were able to hold on to the lead until just before the break when the 20-year-old Anjum struck. The teams missed several opportunities after the break and had to settle for a point each.
In another Pool B match, Germany, the second-best team in the tournament, lived up to its billing to blank Canada 4-0.
Maike Stockel scored two goals in the 9th and 21st minutes while Franziska Stern (18th) and Eileen Hoffman (43rd) were the other scorers.
Defending champions Korea handed out a huge 6-1 defeat to Scotland in their Pool C match.
Korea scored through six different players -- Han Hye Lyoung (15th min), Choi Eun Young (28th min), Kim Go Mi (38th min), Im Mi Ra (41st min); Park Mi Hyun (56th min), Kim Young Ran (56th min).
Scotland reduced the margin by a solitary goal from Aimee Clark, who converted a penalty-corner in the final minute of the match.