India ‘A’ hockey team lost 2-5 to Victoria in Pool C match

Vastavam web:  India ‘A’ hockey team did not have an ideal start to its second round of Men’s Australian Hockey League as it lost 2-5 to Victoria in a Pool C match here on Thursday.Goals from Chris Ciriello (18, 34 and 49 minutes), James Webster (1 minute) and Aaron Klienschmidt (32 minute) helped the Australians register their first win of Pool C and take three points.Victoria scored their first goal in the opening minute itself through Webster and then kept the pressure on the visitors in the first quarter to keep their lead intact.
Second quarter saw Victoria strike early again as Ciriello extended their lead through a well-taken penalty corner in the 18th minute.It was Klienschmidt who scored first in the 32nd minute to make it 3-0 for Victoria. Then another penalty corner saw Ciriello score his second of the match two minutes later.At 0-4 down, Rohidas netted the ball through a well- converted penalty corner to open the scoring for the Indians in the 40th minute.The defender converted his second penalty corner of the match in the 45th minute.