Men’s hockey Olympic qualifier: Poland beat ItalyFebruary 21st, 2012 - 9:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Poland won their second game of the men’s hockey Olympic qualifier as they thrashed Italy 7-2 at the Major Dhyan Chand Stadium here Tuesday.
Italy are still to collect their first point in the competition.
Poland were off the block with Miroslaw Juszczak scoring a penalty corner in the 6th minute and Szymon Hutek converting a penalty stroke soon after.
Italy pulled one goal back but Poland re-established their two-goal lead when Szymon Oszyjcczyk ran through the defence, dodged the Italian goalkeeper and slotted the ball in from a difficult angle.
The score see-sawed once more with Italian Daniele Malta scoring from a penalty corner. Juszczak responding in similar fashion at the other end, for a half-time score of 4-2.
Poland managed to score once more half way through the second period but had a difficult time controlling play against a very hard working Italian team.
Italy missed a golden opportunity to close the gap when Agustin Nunez failed to score from a penalty stroke.
Poland scored two more goals for the final tally of 7-2, earning their second win and a total of six points in the standings.
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