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MPHA, Railways, Odisha enter Sr Women's Natl hockey quarters

PTI   |  Oct 17, 2012, 00:25AM IST

Bhopal: Defending Champions Railways, Madhya Pradesh Hockey Academy (MPHA) and Odisha won their respective pool matches to enter the quarterfinals of second Hockey India Senior Women National Championship on Tuesday.

Railways, who beat Maharashtra 9-0 on Monday, registered their second consecutive win in Pool A, beating Kerala 17-1 to qualify for the quarterfinals.

Poonam Rani top-scored for Railways with five goals followed by Vandana Katariya (4), Jasjeet Kaur (2), Anupa Barla (2), Soundarya Yendala (1),Ramneek Kaur (1), Yogita Bali (1) and Deep Grace Ekka (1), while Neethu Thambi scored the lone goal for Kerala.

Unbeaten Odisha topped Pool C with a 5-0 win over Hockey Bhopal to enter the last-eight round.

Odisha, who led 3-0 at the half time, scored through Namita Toppo (2), Birajini Ekka (1), Nilima Minz (1) and Elin Lakra (1).

In Pool E, Ranjita scored three goals to guide MPHA to a 6-0 win over Chhattisgarh.

Ranjita secured a hat-trick while Kavita Vidyarthi, Apoorva Vishwakarma and Ritusha Arya scored one goal each.

Chandigarh, meanwhile, registered their second win in Pool G, spanking Uttrakhand 14-0.

Rajni scored four goals for Chandigarh followed by Reena Khokher (3), Shivani (2), Neeru (2), Harpreet Kaur (1), Nishi Chauhan (1) and Sangeeta (1).

Chandigarh now will have to win their next game against Karnataka to qualify for quarter-finals.

In another Pool G match, Karnataka beat Puducherry 15-0. while Tamil Nadu drew 2-2 with Rajasthan in Pool C.

Results:

Pool A: Indian Railways 17 (Poonam Rani 9, 15, 34, 65, 70; Soundarya Yendala 30; Jasjeet Kaur 31, 60; Ramneek Kaur 34; Yogita Bali 42; Anupa Barla 48, 50; Vandana Katariya 49, 59, 61, 68; Deep Grace Ekka 62) beat Kerala 1 (Neethu Thambi 67).

Pool C: Tamil Nadu 2 (M. Shenbagavalli 21; K. MythiliS. Karunanidhi 37) drew Rajasthan 2 (Meenu Kumari 47; Pooja Devanda 49). Odisha 5 (Birajini Ekka 6; Namita Toppo 9, 51; Nilima Minz 17; Elin Lakra 41) beat Hockey Bhopal 0.

Pool E: MPHA 6 (Kavita Vidyarthi 11; Apoorva Vishwakarma 33; Ranjita 39, 41, 44; Ritusha Arya 60) beat Chhattisgarh 0.

Pool G: Karnataka 15 (Chaitra Korakuttira 10, 24, 32, 33; Thrupthi Mathramanda 13; Munirathnamma 18, 23; Balathimanahalli 27, 55, 56; Rashmi Padiyanda 26, 34, 51; Saira Dastagir 38, 62 ) beat Puducherry 0. Chandigarh 14 (Shivani 3, 14; Rajni 12, 38, 47, 53; Reena Khokher 13, 22, 69; Neeru 15, 61; Harpreet Kaur 25; Nishi Chauhan 58; Sangeeta 69) beat Uttarakhand 0.

 

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