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Indian eves go down to Spain

 MADRID, June 17: The Indian women’s hockey team suffered a 1-4 defeat against hosts Spain in the fourth game to trail 1-2 in the five-match series.

Lola Riera (10', 34') continued her fine form with a double strike while the other goals came from Lucia Jimenez (19') and Carmen Cano (37'). India’s only goal of the match was scored by Udita in the 22nd minute.

While Spain beat India 3-0 in the opener, the second game between the two sides finished with a 1-1 draw. The visitors bounced back with a 3-2 win in the third match before being outplayed in the fourth game played yesterday. Spain won two penalty corners within the first five minutes to put pressure on the away team.

But the Indian team was up to the task and kept out the two tries from the world no 11 side.

Spain looked in prime form during the opening 20 minutes of the match, which saw them score twice. – PTI

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