15 March 2014: Delhi defeated Rajasthan by 4-0 in a Pool D match to secure its third consecutive win and enter in to the Semi-finals of the 4th Hockey India Senior Women National Championship 2014 (Division B).
The match saw a slow start in the first half of the game as Delhi pocketed its first goal in the 33rd minute through Ruby Khod’s field goal and Delhi secured the lead over Rajasthan with 1-0 by the half time. Whereas, in the second half of the game, Delhi picked up the pace and stroked in three more goals and wrapped up the match at 4-0. Delhi’s Sunita Rani and Captain Teena pierced in a penalty corner in 45th minute and a field goal in the 52nd minute respectively, but closing goal for the match came through Ruby Khod as a field goal in the 67th minute and took the lead ahead by 4 goals to 0 and helped Delhi qualify for the semi-finals.
In the last match of the day of Pool D, Hockey Gujarat defeated Hockey Puducherry by 2-0 in a tough fight. The first half of the match remained stagnant as both the teams failed to penetrate any goals and the scores remained leveled at 0-0 by the end of the first half. Later in the second half Hockey Gujarat’s Trushna Maheshwari and Captain Meghna Pawar help the team by scoring a goal each in the 49th and 57th minute and led their team to a 2-0 win over Hockey Puducherry.
The Semi-finals of of the 4th Hockey India Senior Women National Championship 2014 (Division B) will now see Assam Hockey, Hockey Unit Of Tamil Nadu, Hockey Delhi and Hockey Himachal Pradesh battling it out to bag a position in the finals
Today (16th March)’s Result
Pool D- Hockey Delhi 4 Ruby Khod (33 and 67 min), Sunita Rani (45min) and Teena (52 min) vs Hockey Rajasthan 0.
Pool D- Hockey Gujarat 2 Trushna Maheshwari (49 min) and Meghna Pawar (57 min) vs Hockey Puducherry 0.
Tomorrow (18th March)’s Schedule:
Semi-Final 1 – 0900 HRS – HOCKEY ASSAM V/S HOKCEY UNIT OF TAMIL NADU
Semi-final 2 – 1100 HRS – HOCKEY DELHI V/S HOCKEY HIMACHAL PRADESH