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MP girls lose to Haryana in quarterfinal

5/5/2018

8th Junior National Hockey Championship

Chronicle Reporter, Bhopal In the 8th Junior National Hockey Championship being held in Bhopal, Hockey Haryana defeated Madhya Pradesh Hockey Academy in a thrilling A-Division girls’ category quarterfinal by 1-0. Players of both the teams poured their blood, sweat and tears to earn the victory for their respective team. Haryana’s Amrinder Kaur scored a field goal in the 12th minute and made her team ahead. Then, Haryana didn’t give any chance to the academy and maintained the score of 1-0 till the end to secure its place in the semi-finals. The quarter-final match between Hockey Mizoram and Uttar Pradesh Hockey was equally thrilling. Hockey Uttar Pradesh defeated Hockey Mizoram by 1-0. Uttar Pradesh Hockey team player Sonal Tiwari won the first and the victorious field goal in the 28th minute. Hockey Odisha and Hockey Gangapur Odisha had a tie with 2-2 points. The match was decided from the shoot-out, in which Gangapur Odisha player Rogita Kujur, Jihani Pradhan and Captain Jivan Kishori Toppo scored 1-1 Goal gave the team a 3-1 win. While skipper Ajmina Kujur scored just one goal from skyscraper Odisha. In another match Hockey Jharkhand defeated Sports Authority of India (SAI) by 9-0 and reached the semi-finals. Similarly, in the quarter-finals of the ‘A’ Division Boys’ Group, Hockey Haryana defeated Hockey Chandigarh 4-0 in the one-sided match and Hockey Punjab defeated Sports Authority of India (SAI) by 3-2 points.The match between Hockey Odisha and Madhya Pradesh Hockey Academy was tied at 1-1. The match was decided through a shootout in which Hockey Odisha defeated Madhya Pradesh Hockey Academy 3-1 and made it to semi-final. Similarly, the quarterfinal match between Uttar Pradesh and Gangpur Odisha was tied 2-2 and the match was decided from the shoot-out, in which Gangapur Odisha defeated Uttar Pradesh 4-2 points.

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