Hockey Haryana to face UP in semifinalMarch 16, 2021, Chandigarh
Hockey Odisha overpowered Hockey Punjab by 5-1 in the first quarterfinal match of the 11th Hockey India Sub-Junior Women National Championship 2021 in Simdega today.
Dipika Barwa netted twice, while Nisha Dadel, Rambha Kujur and Kanika Kerketta scored one goal each to ensure win. Hockey Punjab skipper Sukhveer Kaur bagged a consolation late goal for her side.
Meanwhile, Hockey Haryana lads defeated Hockey Unit of Tamil Nadu by a resounding 23-0 margin. Kanika Siwach scored five goals, while Sakshi Rana scored four goals. Tamanna Yadav scored three goals while Shashi Khasa, Manisha, Saavi and Bhateri scored two goals each. Ishika, Nandni and Sejal scored one goal each for the defending champions.
Uttar Pradesh Hockey registered a commanding 11-0 win against Hockey Bihar, while Hockey Jharkhand marched to a 16-0 win against Delhi Hockey. The semi-final will be played on March 17. Hockey Haryana will face Uttar Pradesh in the first semi-final, while Hockey Odisha will clash with hosts Hockey Jharkhand. — TNS