A four-goal performance from Lim Do-hyun (Chosun University) helped the South Korean national junior hockey team to an 8-1 victory over hosts Oman in the second match of the 2023 Men’s Junior Asia Cup Group B preliminary round at the Shultan Qaboos Youth Complex in Salalah, Oman, at 1:00 a.m. on Saturday (June 26).
The win was Korea’s second straight, following a 6-1 victory over Uzbekistan the day before, and gave them a +12 goal differential and a one-goal lead over Malaysia to top the group and secure a spot in the quarterfinals.
South Korea aggressively pressured their opponents from the start of the game and went on a goal-hunting spree, starting with a penalty corner goal from Kim Min-Kwon (Chosun University) in the 21st minute, followed by three more goals from Park Hyun (Korea University), Park Gun-Woo (Korea University), and Lim Do-Hyun (Chosun University) to take a 4-0 lead into halftime.
Korea continued to push forward in the second half, scoring two goals from Lim Do-hyun (Chosun University) and one from Choi Ji-ho (Inje University) to extend their lead to 7-0.
Oman pulled one back in the 46th minute on a penalty corner goal by Maddie Ayman, but Lim scored the eighth and final goal of the match to put the icing on the cake.안전놀이터
Lim, who scored four goals on her own, was named the match MVP.
South Korea will play the de facto winner of Pool B against second-place Malaysia at 2 p.m. ET on Sunday.
The match will be streamed on the International Hockey Federation’s (FIH) live streaming platform, Watch Hockey (free).