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Junior Hockey Asia Cup: Indian eves lose to Japan in semis

September 13, 2015 08:15 IST

The Indian women's junior hockey team crashed out of the 7th Asia Cup after suffering a 2-3 defeat in penalty shootout against Japan in a nail-biting semi-final in Changzhou, China on Saturday.

Indian women's hockey teamThe match went into the shootout after both sides were levelled 2-2 at full time. Deep Grace Ekka and Renuka Yadav were the goalscorers for the Indian eves.

Japan's Yukari Mano and Ayane Hirahara scored for their side to force a penalty shootout.

Japan then held their nerve to score in their final attempt to set up a summit clash against China on Sunday.

India will take on Korea for the third-place on Sunday.

Image: Members of the Indian women's hockey team

Photograph: Hockey India

Source: ANI