Ranchi 29 April 2013: Haryana will take on Jharkhand while Punjab will face Madhya Pradesh Hockey Academy in the semi-finals of the 3rd Hockey India Junior Women National Championship being played at the Astroturf Hockey Stadium in Ranchi.
Madhya Pradesh Hockey Academy registered easy win over Delhi 6-1 in the quarter-final match.
MPHA scored through R Ramngaihzuali (27 min), Diksha Tiwari (33 min), Priyanka Wankhede (35, 54, 58 min) and Own Goal (37 min). For Delhi Manisha Verma (57 min) scored the only goal.
Earlier, Haryana pulled off a fine 8-0 win against fancied Odisha in the first quarter-final match. Haryana, for whom Jyoti Gupta (4), Nicky (1), Malkeet Kaur (1), Navpreet Kaur (1) and Navneet Kaur (1) scored, thus remains unbeatable in the championship.
In the second quarter-final match, Punjab easily defeated Tamil Nadu by 9-1. For Punjab Ruchi Batta (2), Baljeet Kaur (2), Navjeet Kaur (2), Sandeep Kaur (2) and Kuljeet Kaur (1) scored while Tamil Nadu’s only reply came from Parmeswari.
In the third quarter-final match, Jharkhand beat Uttar Pradesh 7-1. Goal scorers for Jharkhand were Rajni Soreng (1 min), Punam Madhuri Tete (10, 20 min), Swati Herenj (33 min), Anima Minz (56 min), Rukmani Dodray (62 min) and Nomita Xalxo (65 min) while Kavita Maurya (14 min) scored the only goal for Uttar Pradesh.
Semi Finals Fixture (29 April 2013, Tuesday):
Semi-final 1- Haryana vs Jharkhand (2:00pm)
Semi-final 2- Punjab vs MPHA (4:00pm)