Senior Hockey: Pune girls obliterate team Nashik 9-0, wins titleDecember 2, 2019, Pune
Annihilation is the word to describe the final between Pune and Nashik as the home team thrashed opponents 9-0 to lift the senior women’s hockey championship title at Shiv Chhatrapati sports complex in Pune.
The dominance of Pune was evident from the first hooter as during the 60 minutes of play the ball only crossed the opponents’ D twice, in the last quarter, giving the home side goalkeepers a rest day.
Pune used two goalkeepers – Monini Adagale (1st half) and Arzoo Pansare (2nd half). Nothing came to Adagale’s way while Pansare faced one penalty corner in the final quarter which her captain Bhavana Khade, standing to her left, saved.
Pune team was strong on passing skills and kept the ball to themselves during the most part of the game.
Pune 9 (Rutuja Pisal 1st, 43rd, Shraddha Tiwary 7th, Vaishnavi Phalke 14th, 44th, 59th, Akshata Dekale 18th, Ankita Sapate 34th, Bhavana Khade,42nd) bt Nashik 0.