National championship: City girls record 10-1 win in hockeyOctober 22, 2021
Hockey Chandigarh outclassed Goans Hockey 10-1 in the ongoing 11th Hockey India Junior Women National Championship, in Simdega.
Dhapa Devi (6th, 11th, 21st, 45th, 50th and 58th minutes) starred in the match for Hockey Chandigarh with six sensational goals. Priyanka (9th), Rajani (29th), Khushdeep Kaur (49th), Parneet Kaur (54th) scored a goal each for the team’s success. For Goans Hockey, Geuel D’Souza scored the lone goal.
Earlier, in the opening match of the day, Hockey Maharashtra registered a big 23-0 win against Hockey Gujarat. Ashwini Kolekar (1st, 4th, 14th, 42nd and 53rd minute), Shivani Sitaram Sahu (10th, 11th, 35th, 36th and 41st minute) and Kajal Sadashiv Atpadkar (17th, 21st, 22nd, 28th and 54th minute) scored five goals each in this feat while Utkarsha Nana Kale (8th, 21st, 28th and 51st minute), Himanshi Gawande (19th, 20th minute) and Manashri Narendra Shedage (37th, 57th minute) scored to ensure their team began campaign with a win.
Odisha also recorded an easy 12-0 win over Hockey Himachal. Neha Lakra (5th, 28th minute), Nitu Lakra (10th minute), Aten Topno (13th minute), Sandhya Kujur (14th, 45th minute), Anjela Toppo (24th minute), Jyotsna Rohidas (39th minute), Jyoti Chhatri (41 th minute), Kamla Singh (42nd, 53rd minute) and Neha Toppo (60th minute) netted goals. Chhattisgarh Hockey got the better of Hockey Madhya Pradesh 4-1 in a hard-fought match. The first two quarters were evenly fought with both teams going into half time in a stalemate. But Chhattisgarh Hockey came up with a good attack to convert the first goal in the 33rd minute through Kusum Kumari Mahto, but Hockey Madhya Pradesh equalised within the next two minutes through Shaheen Khan (35th minute). However, in the 45th minute Chhattisgarh Hockey took a 2-1 lead with Aanchal Sahu’s goal while they did well to defend the score. Anisha Sahu’s 55th minute goal and Leena Kosare’s 57th minute goal ensured they bagged the three points. Hockey Bihar defeated Hockey Jammu and Kashmir 8-2 in the last match. — TNS