Big Win for Defending Champs Haryana on Day 1 of Sr Women Nationals (A-Division)

18 March 2014: Defending Champions Haryana defeated Odisha 11-0 in their Pool A opening game at the 4th Hockey India Senior Women National Championship 2014 (Division B) at Bhopal.

Haryana vs Odisha during the 4th Hockey India Senior Women National Championship 2014 (Division A) in Bhopal

Haryana vs Odisha during the 4th Hockey India Senior Women National Championship 2014 (Division A) in Bhopal

Haryana’s Navneet Kaur and Navjot Kaur pocketed five and three goals respectively and led the team to a splendid 11-0 win.

Haryana penetrated its first goal in the 7th minute when Navneet Kaur made no mistake while piercing a Field Goal. Navjot Kaur stroked in another field goal in the 18th minute giving the team a 2-0 lead. The end of the first half saw Haryana dominating the game a margin of 6 goals to 0. Continue reading →

Himachal to face Assam in Finals of Sr Women Nationals (B-Division)

18 March 2014: Himachal Pradesh pipped Delhi in shoot-out and Assam beat Tamil Nadu to enter the finals of the 4th Hockey India Senior Women National Championship 2014 (Division B) being played at Aish Bagh Hockey Stadium in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh.

Action during Assam vs Tamil Nadu semi-final match at the 4th Hockey India Senior Women National Championship 2014 (Division B) in Bhopal

Action during Assam vs Tamil Nadu semi-final match at the 4th Hockey India Senior Women National Championship 2014 (Division B) in Bhopal

In the first semi-final, Assam defeated Tamil Nadu 3-1 to book their berth for the finals of the championship. Tamil Nadu opened its account in the 4th minute through field goal scored by Karuppayee but Assam’s Seema Bharti’s quick reply in the 6th minute leveled the scores of the match. A penalty corner conversion by Shikha Singh in the 15th minute and a field goal by Pooja Choudhary in the 31st minute helped Assam take the lead 3-1 till the half time. Continue reading →

UP and Railway in Semis of Sr Men Nationals (A-Division) in Lucknow

16 March 2014: Uttar Pradesh and Railway Sports Promotion Board have confirmed their places in the semi-finals of the 4th Hockey India Senior Men National Championship 2014 (Division A) being played in Lucknow.

Diwakar Ram is on goal scoring spree in ongoing 4th Hockey India Senior Men National Championship 2014 (Division A) at Lucknow.

Diwakar Ram is on goal scoring spree in ongoing 4th Hockey India Senior Men National Championship 2014 (Division A) at Lucknow.

On a winning streak, the unstoppable Uttar Pradesh today recorded their fourth consecutive win in the Championship 2014 as they defeated Bhopal with an astounding 6 goals to 1.

In a pool C match, played between Uttar Pradesh and Bhopal, the undefeated Uttar Pradesh bagged yet another victory in the championship today and defeated the latter 6-1. Diwakar Ram’s goals scoring spree for the team today started as early as in the 5th minute of the game, followed by his second in 18th minute and ended with piercing the last the goal of the match in the 63rd minute. Continue reading →

Delhi in Semis of Sr Women Nationals (B-Division)

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. Continue reading →

Assam in Semies of Sr Women Hockey Nationals (A-Division)

15 March 2014: Assam defeated Vidarbha Hockey Association 7-1 in Pool A to qualify for the semi-finals of the 4th Hockey India Senior Women National Championship 2014 (Division A). Assam today registered their third consecutive win and remained on the top of the Pool table with three wins from the matches they have played.

Action during Assam vs Vidarbha Hockey Association Match at the 4th Hockey India Senior Women National Championship 2014 (Division B)

Action during Assam vs Vidarbha Hockey Association Match at the 4th Hockey India Senior Women National Championship 2014 (Division B)

Assam scored its opening goal in the 2nd minute through penalty corner converted by Seema Bharti. In the 20th minute Assam yet again got a penalty corner and this time, Shikha Singh did the job for the team. Within 3 minutes Assam struck again when Nilima Pandey converted a pass which she got in the 23rd minute and hence taking the tally to 3-0. Vidarbha Hockey Association scored its 1st goal in the 24th minute and it was Nilam Nishad who scored for her team through a field goal. Going into the break the scorecard read 4-1 with Assam leading the game. Continue reading →

Day 2 at the Senior Women Nationals at Bhopal

14 March 2014: On the 2nd day of the 4th Hockey India Senior Women National Championship (A-Division), Vidarbha Hockey Association rain 11 goals on team Goa in Pool A, while Himachal Pradesh crushed Jammu & Kashmir 12-0, Rajasthan beat Puducherry 6-0 and Assam edged past Bengal 1-0.

Action from Goa vs Vidarbha Hockey Association Match at the 4th Hockey India Senior Women National Championship 2014 (Division B)

Action from Goa vs Vidarbha Hockey Association Match at the 4th Hockey India Senior Women National Championship 2014 (Division B)

After Captain Roshni Kupale scored the first goal for her team, Vidarbha Hockey Association, in the 16th minute it was Sarika Malkhede who scored a hat-trick goal. While 2 goals came before the end of 1st half right after the start of 2nd half she scored her third goal for her team.

Post that it was Sarita Malkhede who went on to score a hat-trick goal which she delivered within 6 minutes and came in the 43rd, 47th and 48th minute. After that it was again Sarika Malkhede who added another 2 goals to tally in the 53rd and 62nd minute. This helped Vidarbha Hockey Association take an easy win over Goa. Continue reading →