Korean women beat Singapore 6-2 in International Hockey Challenge x6|
August 25, 2005
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The MIA International Hockey Challenge got going at the Delta Stadium on Thursday, with both the Singapore men's and women's teams in action.
But it was not a good first outing for Singapore's women, who were beaten 6-2 by a young South Korean team.
Despite Singapore taking the lead, the Koreans, who sent their high school champs, were soon in control, especially with their fitness and speed.
At half time, the visitors were up 3-2.
After the break, the Koreans continued their dominance to wrap up the match.
Said Luo Yingying, captain of Singapore?s women?s team, "In terms of skills we are still not there to match them. Maybe because it is difficult for us to come for training, whereas their pitch is just outside their school, so they can just walk out and train morning and night. More intensive training, whereas we only come together during the tournament."
The Singapore men fared slightly better when they played Hong Kong, clinching a 1-1 draw with a late equaliser.
Earlier in the day, the Korean men's team, also represented by their high school champs, were beaten 3-1 by the Malaysians.
The competition, played in a round robin format, continues till Sunday.
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