Haryana, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh and Jharkhand complete Quarter-finals line-up of Women’s Hockey Nationals

Bhopal, October 19: Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab and Jharkhand completed the quarter-final line-up with emphatic victories in the concluding league matches of 2nd Hockey India Senior Women National Championship, Bhopal on Friday.

The quarter-final line-up is holders Railways vs Uttar Pradesh (7am), Haryana vs Chandigarh (9:30 am), Odisha vs Jharkhand (5 pm) and Madhya Pradesh Hockey Academy vs Punjab (7:30 pm). All the four matches will be played on Sunday at Aish Bagh Hockey Stadium. Continue reading →

Chandigarh enter Quarter-finals of Women’s Hockey Nationals

Bhopal, October 18: Chandigarh registered their third win in Pool G to book their berth for the quarterfinals of 2nd Hockey India Senior Women National Championship, Bhopal on Thursday. MPHA, Railways and Odisha have already entered the quarterfinals.

In a high voltage clash of Pool G Chandigarh defeated Karnataka 3-2. Chandigarh opened their account through Rajini in the 8th minute while Karnataka scored an equalizer in the 34th minute through field goal by Chitra Korakutira. Continue reading →

Punjab score 5-1 victory over Indian Universities in Women’s Hockey Nationals

Bhopal, October 17: Punjab pulled off a fine 5-1 win against Indian Universities in Pool D league match of 2nd Hockey India Senior Women National Championship, Bhopal on Wednesday.

Punjab for whom Skipper Amandeep Kaur (2), Ramanjeet Kaur (1), Sangeeta Minz (1) and Sadhna (1) scored, just posted their first win in the group, while Indian Universities reply came from Narinder Kaur (1).   Continue reading →

Chandigarh, Haryana complete semi-final line-up of Junior Women’s Hockey Nationals

SONEPAT, Oct 9:  Haryana muscled past Odisha 6-1 here on Tuesday to set up a mouth watering semi-final clash with runners-up Jharkhand in the 2nd Hockey India Junior Women National Championship at Motilal Nehru School of Sports, Rai.

In the semi-finals to be played on Thursday October 11, defending champion Madhya Pradesh Hockey Academy take on Chandigarh at 2 PM while last year runners-up Jharkhand will clash with the hosts Haryana at 4PM. 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 →

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 →