Khelo India Women's Hockey League: Sports Authority of India 'A' beats Citizen Hockey XI

06 December,2022 03:03 PM IST |  Lucknow  |  ANI

The Khelo India Women`s Hockey League 2022 (U-16) Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh (Final Phase) began on Monday with a competitive first day of hockey as Sports Authority of India `A`, HAR Hockey Academy, Odisha Naval Tata Hockey High-Performance Centre, Pritam Hockey Academy, Sports Authority of India `B` and Salute Hockey Academy all began their campaign

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The Khelo India Women*s Hockey League 2022 (U-16) Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh (Final Phase) began on Monday with a competitive first day of hockey as Sports Authority of India *A*, HAR Hockey Academy, Odisha Naval Tata Hockey High-Performance Centre, Pritam Hockey Academy, Sports Authority of India *B* and Salute Hockey Academy all began their campaign on a winning note.

In Pool A, Sports Authority of India *A* secured a comprehensive 28-0 victory against Citizen Hockey XI, in the first encounter of the day. Kajal (2*, 3*, 5*, 26*, 34*, 44*, 45*, 56*, 57*) led the offence for SAI with nine goals. Binati Minz (9*, 11*, 28*, 29*, 31*, 38*) netted six times while Dipika Barwa (14*, 17*, 27*, 43) was clinical with four goals. Karuna Minz (16*, 19*, 49*) also scored a hat-trick. Captain Tanujja Toppo (14*, 59*) and Jyoti Xaxa (22*, 51*) scored braces while Anju Majhi (11*) and Tanisha Ekka (41*) scored a goal each.

In the second Pool A encounter, HAR Hockey Academy defeated Smart Hockey Academy Raipur 15-0. Kirti (7*, 15*, 20*, 27*, 31*) led the attack with five goals. Pooja (11*, 14*, 18*, 37*) scored four goals in quick succession, while Skipper Shashi Kasha (5*, 12*, 26*, 45*) also secured three goals for herself. Finally, Seema (24*) and Diksha (60*) scored one goal each.

The third and final encounter of Pool A, saw Odisha Naval Tata Hockey High-Performance Centre beat Gumanhera Riser*s Academy, 3-1. Captain Anushka Bawre (5*), Nirmala Senbar (7*) and Neharika Toppo (43*) all scored for Odisha Naval Tata Hockey High-Performance Centre and Preeti (26*) was the sole scorer for Gumanhera Riser*s Academy.

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In the fourth game of the day and the first clash in Pool B, Pritam Hockey Academy beat Sports Authority of Gujarat 12-0. Ravina (1*, 7*, 18*, 32*, 41*) was outstanding for Pritam Hockey Academy with five goals. Khushi (39*, 49*, 59*) also scored a hat-trick and Riya (17*, 23*) found the back of the net twice. Sakshi (31*) and Bhavya (33*) also contributed to the scorecard.

The pool B clash between Madhya Pradesh Hockey Academy and Salute Hockey Academy was forfeited in favour of Salute Hockey Academy.

The sixth and final game of the day was a Pool B clash where Sports Hostel Odisha were defeated by Sports Authority of India *B*, 1-3. Mutum Priya Devi (29*, 33*, 37*) scored all three goals for her team, while Archana Xalxo (40*) scored the only goal for Sports Hostel Odisha.

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