From the beginning, India asserted their authority by attacking Chinese Taipei repeatedly.
The Indian junior women’s hockey team advanced to the Asia Cup semi-finals by defeating Chinese Taipei 11-0 in their last pool match on Thursday. The victory also solidified India’s lead in Pool A. India went undefeated in the tournament’s group stage, winning three games and drawing one. Vaishnavi Vitthal Phalke (1′), Deepika (3′), Annu (10′, 52′), Rutuja Dadaso Pisal (12′), Neelam (19′), Manju Chorsiya (33′), Sunelita Toppo (43′, 57′), Deepika Soreng (46′), and Mumtaz Khan (55′) scored for India.
Deepika scored a penalty corner to extend India’s advantage after Vaishnavi started the scoring with a field goal. Annu and Rutuja both scored goals before the end of the first quarter, giving India a comfortable 4-0 lead.
The second quarter was similar, with India keeping control of the game through ball possession and constant assaults. Notably, Neelam scored, helping India to go into halftime with a comfortable 5-0 advantage.
India continued their dominance as Manju and Toppo scored field goals to make sure that the third quarter ended with India leading 7-0.
Deepika Soreng, Annu, Mumtaz Khan, and Toppo each scored a goal to help India win the match by a large margin in the final quarter.
On Saturday, India will face either Japan or Kazakhstan in the semifinals.