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Hockey joy

Mereseini Marau, In New Delhi India
Wednesday, February 27, 2013

SUSANA Mudunatagi was named the best goalkeeper for women in the Hero Hockey World League Round 2.

Even though the national side did not score any goals or register any win from the week-long tournament in New Delhi, Mudunatagi's hard work at the Fiji goalmouth was recognised.

The 22-year-old from Vuaki in Yasawa said her sacrifice for two years had finally paid off.

Mudunatagi who only started playing senior hockey in 2011 was on cloud nine saying being awarded the best in a tournament as big as the World League was something she would never forget in her hockey life.

She attributed her success to her parents and her namesake who had been there for her all the time.

But all her ecstasy from this trip will be over by the time she touches down in Nadi where reality of looking for a job awaits her.

"I have to look for a job that will help me play hockey."

National coach Shaun Corrie said the team was proud of Mudunatagi's achievement.

"We didn't win any games, but to have Susana being named goalkeeper of the tournament is something we are proud of."

Corrie said Mudunatagi used to train with the men's team during her preparation for this tournament.

She was named player of the match when Fiji lost to India 0-10.

Adrian Smith was named player of the match even though Fiji lost to China.





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