Jhansi (Uttar Pradesh) [India] Hockey Madhya Pradesh and Hockey Haryana registered victories in their respective Semi-Final matches at the 11th Hockey India Senior Women National Championship 2021 here in Jhansi on Friday.
In the first Semi-Final match, Hockey Madhya Pradesh earned a hard-fought 2-1 victory over Hockey Maharashtra. Upasana Singh (8′) and Prashu Singh Parihar (38′) were the scorers for Hockey Madhya Pradesh, while Captain Bhavana Khade (25′) scored the only goal for Hockey Maharashtra. In the second Semi-Final, Hockey Haryana defeated Hockey Punjab 3-0. Soni (9′, 51′) scored a brace, while Amandeep Kaur (35′) scored one goal for Hockey Haryana.
Hockey Punjab will now be facing Hockey Maharashtra for the 3rd place match on Saturday, while Hockey Haryana will be going against Hockey Madhya Pradesh in the summit clash of the 11th Hockey India Senior Women National Championship 2021 on the same day.
Hockey Haryana clinch 11th Hockey India Junior Women National C’ship
ANI | Updated: Oct 30, 2021 12:29 IST
Simdega (Jharkhand) [India], October 30 (ANI): Hockey Haryana clinch the 11th Hockey India Junior Women National Championship 2021 after beating hosts Hockey Jharkhand in a thrilling final by 3-2 here on Friday.
It was a heart-breaking loss for Hockey Jharkhand who began the match well and even made a late fight-back in their quest to win the title in their home ground. But Hockey Haryana played like champions to ensure they remain undefeated in the tournament. It was Deepika Soreng of Hockey Jharkhand who kicked off the proceedings with an early goal in the 5th minute through a penalty corner. But an infringement by Hockey Jharkhand defenders in the striking gave away two crucial penalty corners for Hockey Haryana who were on target. It was Neelam who scored on both occasions in the 9th and 19th minute to fetch an impressive 2-1 lead.
In the 21st minute, Seema extended the lead to 3-1 when she struck a fine field goal in the 21st minute. This put the hosts on the back foot and they had to work hard to create potential forays into the striking circle, looking for that elusive goal.
Though Ropni Kumari converted a fine penalty stroke in the 39th minute giving hosts some hope, they couldn’t breach the Hockey Haryana defence any further. Though the hosts did well to contain their opponents from scoring another goal in the third and fourth quarter, they couldn’t overcome the early setback and had to settle for the runners-up title.
In the Bronze Medal match, Hockey Maharashtra registered a comfortable 6-2 win. Goals were scored by Utkarsha Nana Kale (8′, 38′), Kajal Sadashiv Atpadkar (14′), Shivani Sitaram Sahu (20′, 53′), Ashwini Kolekar (27′) to ensure Hockey Maharashtra sealed the match.
For Hockey Chandigarh, Khushdeep Kaur (35′, 45′) scored twice but couldn’t receive much support from her counterparts who failed to stitch together a strong attack and thus, settled for a fourth-place finish.