India eves beat Italy 5-4 in HWL
India eves rode on valiant saves from goalkeeper Savita Punia to beat Italy 5-4 in the penalty shootout after the game ended at 1-1 in the Hockey World League (HWL) Semi-Final here on Thursday.
In the shoot-out, Vandana Katariya, Navjot Kaur, Anuradha Thokchom, Rani Rampal and Deepika scored for India while for Italy, Valentina Braconi, Marcela Casale, Guiliana Ruggieri and Chiara <g data-gr-id="10">Tiddi</g> found the target but Dalila Mirabella was denied by the Indian goalkeeper. The match was full of action from the very first quarter as both sides tried to breach each other’s defences. Italy was the first to score after Elisabetta Pacella seized a long ball inside the circle and hit a rebound shot in the 9th minute that went in.