Bhopal, October 18: Chandigarh registered their third win in Pool G to book their berth for the quarterfinals of 2nd Hockey India Senior Women National Championship, Bhopal on Thursday. MPHA, Railways and Odisha have already entered the quarterfinals.
In a high voltage clash of Pool G Chandigarh defeated Karnataka 3-2. Chandigarh opened their account through Rajini in the 8th minute while Karnataka scored an equalizer in the 34th minute through field goal by Chitra Korakutira.
On the change of two ends, Karnataka stepped up the pressure with Kulusmbi Dastagir giving them the lead with a 45th minute strike only to see Reena Khokher putting back Chandigarh back on part in the 59th minute. Rajini then sealed the issue in the 67th minute and Chandigarh managed to nurse the lead to the finish.
In Pool D Indian Universities easily defeated Jammu & Kashmir 11-0. It was Universities first win in two matches as Reena, Anjali, Praveen Rana, Ansuli Chaurasiya, Sulekha, Pooja and an Own Goal paved their success while Jammu & Kashmir lost two matches till now.
Bengal pulled off a fine 9-0 victory over Tripura in Pool H game. Pupen Cicilia Kujur topped the score list with six goals followed by Sonam Purty (1) and Anjali Soren (1) for Bengal. In another match of Pool H Uttar Pradesh defeated Delhi 6-0.
In Pool F Jharkhand registered their second win as they beat Bihar 10-0.
Pool D: Indian Universities 11 (Anjali 6th, 12th; Reena 14th, 48th, 53th; Ansuli Chaurasiya 36th; Praveen Rana 46th, 64th; Sulekha 49th; Own Goal 51st; Pooja 57th) beat Jammu & Kashmir 0.
Pool F: Jharkhand 10 (Lawrence Kerketta 1st, 48th ; Binit Xess 10th ; Swati Herenj 25th; Shabnam Lakra 30th, 62nd; Anila 37th, 46th; Punam M Tete 59th; Sushila Lakra 63rd ) beat Bihar 0.
Pool G: Chandigarh 3 (Rajni 8th, 67th; Reena Khokher 59th) beat Karnataka 2 (Chaitra Korakuttira 34th; Kulusmbi Dastagir 45th).
Pool H: Bengal 9 (Pupen Cicilia Kujur 5th, 15th, 28th, 48th, 57th, 70th; Sonam Purty 7; Anjali Soren 38th, 59th) beat Tripura 0.
Uttar Pradesh 6 (Soni Singh 12th; Kavita Mourya 40th; Deepika Sharma 42nd; Pratibha Choudhary 52nd; Poonam Giri 53rd, 69th) beat Delhi 0.