India with another loss in women’s hockey following their 1-5 opener defeat against the Netherlands as they fail to supervise world number three Germany 0-2 on Monday.
Despite the Indians valiant battle, their impoverished performance cost them a 0-2 failure against the Germans as the second continuous downfall at the Tokyo Olympics.
The Indian team gave up on a couple of chances they got including a penalty stroke in the third quarter by Gurjit Kaur.
Meanwhile, on the other side for Germany, Skipper Nike Lorenz at minute 12′ and Anna Schroder at the minute 35′ scored goals to give their nation the lead. They had earlier beaten Great Britain 2-1 in their opener game.
Rio Games bronze-medalists Germany dominated from the beginning and had most possession in the initial game while opponent Indians compelled their existence in the game gradually. Savita being in the proper position denied the first shot Germany had as she denied Franzisca Hauke in the ninth minute but this didn’t stop them from leading. Three minutes delayed, Nike Lorenz supervised the ball past Savita after they got their first penalty corner followed by Schroder’s goal to double for their side.
Team India kept attacking but failed to go past the German team. Indians on Wednesday will be back in action against Great Britain.