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Reeba Shaikh hands Duruelo Convent High School U-14 title

Riding on Reeba Shaikh's heroics under the bar, Duruelo Convent High School (Bandra) beat St Elias High School (Khar) 3-2 in the tiebreaker of the girls' U-14 suburban final of the District Sports Office (DSO) inter-school hockey tournament at Sports Authority of India (SAI) Complex in Kandivli yesterday.

Reeba Shaikh effects a save in the  shoot-out. Pic/Nimesh Dave
Reeba Shaikh effects a save in the shoot-out. Pic/Nimesh Dave

Standing in goal for her first ever penalty shootout, 12-year-old Reeba made three important saves for the Bandra school. Reeba's first save came off St Elias' second stroke, taken by Priyanka Mhatre, when she stuck out her left foot to save a low shot.

Reeba followed that by saving the fourth stroke — taken by Vaishnavi Sonavane to the 'keeper's left — and the last stroke — a shot right down the centre by Diksha Mhatre.

Manvi Jadhav, Diya Thakur, Tejal Solanki were on target for the Bandra outfit, while Roshni Bacche and Shaileja Singh found the net for their opponents.

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