On the sixth day of the 4th Hockey India Junior Women National Championship 2014, Hockey Gangpur-Odisha and Kerala confirmed their places in semi-finals of the B-Division of the tournament being played at the Astro-turf of Chamundi Vihar grounds Mysore.
Hockey Gangpur-Odisha and Assam will face each other in semi-finals to be played on Wednesday (12th March), while winners of Pool A and C, Manipur and Chhattisgarh take on each other for the places in final of 4th Hockey India Junior Women National Championship 2014 (Division B).
Hockey Gangpur-Odisha defeated Assam by 8-1. In the match, Rinki Kujur Rajita Kujur and Janhabi Pradhan scored two goals each. Though there was sense of resistance from the Hockey Assam defenders but it was not enough to stop the Gangpur team. Maxima Xalxo of Assam, who has scored goals in every game in the tournament scored the lone goal for her team in 46th minute.
In a pool B match, held Hockey Andhra Pradesh defeated Jammu and Kashmir by 6-0. Jyothi Pilligola who started the goal hunt at 17th minute later on team shifted to aggressive mode and went on to score six goals against Jammu & Kashmir.
In the pool D match Kerala defeated Hockey Puducherry by 9-0 to seal the place in semi-finals. Amala Thomas, who scored three goals, hit the first goal in the 3rd miniute which instilled confidence to the team. Later on it the Kerala team momentum was at the peak which pounded goals persistently.
Hockey Gujarat won their against Chandigarh Olympic Association by walk over.
Today (10th March)’s Results:
Hockey Gangpur-Odisha defeated Hockey Assam by 8-1 (half time score:3-0)
Hockey Gangpur-Odisha: Rinki Kujur:18, 40; Janhabi Pradhan: 21, 31; Rahil Tirkey: 65; Sushant Minz: 69, Rajita Kujur. 59, 62
Hockey Assam: Maxima Xalxo: 46
Hockey Andhra Pradesh defeated Hockey Jammu & Kashmir by 6-0 (half time score: 2-0)
Goals scorers for Hockey Andhra Pradesh: Jyothi Pilligola: 17; Maheshwari Balagonda: 33, 54, 66; Jyothi Undabanda: 56, 60
Hockey Kerala defeated Hockey Puducherry by 9-0 (half time score: 3-0)
Amala Thomas: 3, 46, 54; Aparna Joy: 10; Prateesha K: 40; Vinya Atiyedath: 32, 42; Mruthula Raj K: 67; Sindhu M R: 69