Senior Women’s Hockey National Championship 2013 Updates, Railways and Karnataka are in Quarter Finals

Karnataka (from Pool G) has entered the quarterfinals of the 3rd Hockey India Senior Women National Hockey Championship being played at the Major Dhyan Chand Stadium in the Guru Gobind Singh College.

Hockey India LogoWhile Railways have qualified for quarterfinals from Pool A, where the defending champions outclassed Uttarakhand (19-0) and Tamil Nadu (19-0).

23 April 2013: Madhya Pradesh Hockey Academy (MPHA) won 20-0 against Jammu & Kashmir in a Pool D league match. Goal scorers for MPHA were Preeti (2, 4, 23 min), Reena Khokhar (6, 19, 34 min), Anuja (39, 40, 42 min), Jyoti (37, 41, 45 min), Rakhi (53, 67 min), Reema Katariya (1 min), Karishma (11 min), Shivani (14 min), Neha Rawat (68 min) and own goal (22, 58 min). Continue reading →

Defending Champion Indian Railways beat Maharashtra 9-0 in Women’s Hockey Nationals

Bhopal, October 15: Raina Yadav scored four goals as Odisha raced to 14-0 win against Rajasthan in Pool C league game on the second day of 2nd Hockey India Senior Women National Championship at Asih Bagh Stadium, Bhopal today.

Raina Yadav who scored three goals against Tamil Nadu in Odisha’ first match played an important role in team’s victory. Odisha who led 9-0 at the half time scored through Namita Toppo (3), Sunita Lakra (2), Birajini Ekka (2), Nilima Minz (2) and Punam Barla (1). Odisha registered its second consecutive win, in the earlier match they defeated Tamil Nadu 12-0. Continue reading →

Odisha, Uttar Pradesh and Jharkhand Qualify for Quarterfinals of Junior Women’s Hockey Nationals

SONEPAT, Oct 6: Odisha, Uttar Pradesh and Jharkhand completed the quarter-final line-up with emphatic victories in the concluding league matches of 2nd Hockey India Junior Women National Championship at Motilal Nehru School of Sports, Rai on Saturday.

Unbeaten Odisha topped pool with a 5-2 win over Karnataka who could not sustain the initial spirit in the game. Odisha displayed far more vigour and focus from the starting of the game when they came up with some flowing moves that marked the first, second and third goals to dismantle the Karnataka’s defence that caved in under ceaseless pressure. Continue reading →

Karnataka face Odisha in a do-or-die clash in Junior Women’s Hockey Nationals

SONEPAT, Oct 5 Keeping their hopes alive to qualify for the quarter-finals Odisha recorded their second win, when they hammered Gujarat 31-0 in Pool-D at the 2nd Hockey India Junior Women National Championship in Motilal Nehru School of Sports, Rai today.

Rajkumari Ekka contributed maximum number of 7 goals for Odisha’s second victory in the league match followed by Biranji Ekka (5), Lilima Minz (4), Surabhi Pradhan (4), Elin Ekka (3), Sarojini Ekka (3), Reshma Lakra (2), Punam Barla (1), Lata Kujur (1) and Anita Ekka (1) goals. In their first league match played on Thursday Odisha beat Puducherry 29-0. Continue reading →

Delhi beat Rajasthan 3-1 to Enter Quarterfinals of Junior Women’s Hockey Nationals

SONEPAT, Oct 4:  Delhi entered the quarterfinals of 2nd Hockey India Junior Women National Championship with a 3-1 victory over Rajasthan via a penalty shootout in a nerve-wracking Pool H league game in the Motilal Nehru School of Sports, Rai today.

Delhi goalkeeper Swaleha became the star with two saves to lead Delhi as the fifth team in the quarterfinals after the match ended in a 2-2 draw after the regulation time and 15-minute extra time. Delhi scored its opening goal in the 16th minute through Lalita. Rajasthan leveled in the 59th minute with the penalty corner conversion by skipper Sonam. Delhi took the lead again in the 65th minute via a penalty stroke by Lalita but three minutes later Sonam scored equaliser for Rajasthan. Continue reading →

Air India and Tamil Nadu in Quarters of Men’s Senior National Championship (India)

BANGALORE, Sept 25: Defending champion Haryana continued its winning spree in the 2nd Hockey India Senior Men’s National Championship, setting for a 3-1 verdict against a fighting Puducherry for its third straight win in Pool A league here today, and are on course for a berth in the quarter finals. While, Maharashtra, who will face Haryana tomorrow (26 Sept) at 8:30AM, defeated Bengal (3-1) in the early morning match today.

Sardar Singh Captain (Haryana) during Haryana Vs Puducherry on Day 3 of Hockey India Senior National Championship 2012

Sardar Singh Captain (Haryana) during Haryana Vs Puducherry on Day 3 of Hockey India Senior National Championship 2012 (Photo Courtesy: www.deepthiindukuri.com)

Air India out classed Nagaland with the score board reading 16-0, to make three wins from three league matches and confirming their berth in the quarters. Air India will take on winners of Pool D in 4th Quarter Final on 30th September.

Tamil Nadu, who drew with Odisha in their campaign opener, won 16-1 against Kerala and qualified for the Quarter Finals on the basis of better goal difference (39), while Odisha defeated Gujarat 17-0 and managed to get a goal difference of 34. Continue reading →