Monday, 19 May 2014

Defending Champions Haryana and Andhra Pradesh registers their first win on the opening day of the 4th Hockey India Sub - Junior Women National Championship 2014 ( Division A )

  • Defending Champions, Haryana dedeats Rajasthan 15-0
  • Andhra Pradesh beat Kerala 15-0
  • Hockey Karnataka beats Tamil Nadu 8-0
  • Hockey Haryana beats Hockey Rajasthan 15-0

New Delhi, 19th May 2014: The opening day of the 4th Sub-Junior Women National Hockey Championship (Division A) being played at Pune, Maharashtra, saw exciting clashes where Andhra Pradesh and Haryana claimed victory in their respective matches to register their first win each in the championship.

In a Pool A, Andhra Pradesh defeated Jerala 15-0 and claimed a glorious first victory in the championship. Andhra Pradesh started the goal shower from the 14th minute of the game and went until the 67th minute, accumulating a total of 15 goals. Starting her goal scoring spree in the 28th minute, Andhra Pradesh’s Bharathi Thaticherla became the highest scorer of the match by contributing a total of four goals, followed by teammates Tharangani Bandaluppi and Nalini Janne who helped in contributing a total of three goals each and leading the team to register a clean 15-0 win over Kerala.

Another Pool A match, played between Haryana and Rajasthan saw a similar fate as Andhra Pradesh vs. Kerala, where Haryana thrashed Rajasthan with a humongous 15-0 on board. Haryana went all out from the very 3rd minute of the game and damaged Rajasthan’s play with 9-0 by the end of the first half of the match itself. The second half of the game saw Haryana adding on to Rajasthan’s pain by piercing six more goals and taking up the total to 15-0 by the end of the match. With her terrific skills, Ekta Kaushik of Haryana alone fired a total of nine goals as she became the top scorer of the match, which was followed teammates, Jyoti and Bharti Saroha with two goals each and Sarita and Preeti Simar with one goal each to their credit. Rajasthan’s repeated efforts failed to stop Haryana sweeping the match away with a clean 15-0.

Yet another Pool A match was completely one sided game where Hockey Karnataka stole the show completely thrashing the opponent team and winning the game 8-0 with excellent strike coming from the players. It was praise worthy team spirit that led the team towards the glorious victory. The chain of strokes from the team started in the 11th minute when the Captain of the team Nisha. P.C made the first score and got the game interesting.  It was the only goal scored in the first half. In the second half, Tamil Nadu strived hard gearing up to start with the scores, while Karnataka showcased excellent game skills.  In the next few minutes of the game, both the teams played hard to win a goal, however it was again Team Karnataka striking another goal which came from Soundarya T.M in the 37th minute.  And then another shot in the next minute itself which was scored by  Kavyashree K.N raised the confidence level of the team. The Captain, maintaining the tempo of the game, scored another goal in the 41st minute and then followed an outstanding performance from the team. The team maintained the standard throughout the game by striking goals in another 51st, 55th,58th minute the game. It was yet again Pavithra P.A scoring the last goal of the game in the 65th minute and announced the win for the team.
 
Another Match of Pool A brought victory for Team Hockey Haryana which defeated Hockey Rajasthan 15-0. The team played an excellent game striking 9 goals in the first half  and 6 in the second half. Team Rajasthan made efforts but failed to strike any goal in the match, whereas, Haryana declared themselves as Champions by showcasing extra ordinary game skills. Ekta Kaushik by striking 9 goals played a major role in taking the team to victory.

SCHEDULE FOR TOMORROW
  • 0700 HRS (POOL D) CHANDIGARH OLYMPIC ASSOCIATION V/s ASSAM HOCKEY
  • 0830 HRS (POOL D) HOCKEY ODISHA V/s BENGAL HOCKEY ASSOCIATION
  • 1430 HRS (POOL C) HOCKEY JHARKHAND V/s A UTTAR PRADESH HOCKEY
  • 1600 HRS (POOL C) HOCKEY MAHARASHTRA V/s DELHI HOCKEY