Carmel girls storm into U-14 hockey final

Feb 23, 2013, 02:34 IST | Sundari Iyer

Last edition finalists Carmel of St Joseph School (Malad) beat St Teresa's (Santacruz) 3-0 in the semi-finals of the Mumbai Schools Sports Association (MSSA)-Mumbai Indians girls U-14 inter school hockey tournament at the St Stanislaus ground yesterday.

Lynette Lobo opened the scoring for the Malad side in the ninth minute through a field goal after which Devika D’Souza doubled the lead in the 15th minute. Celina Vaz added the third four minutes later. 

Carmel of St Joseph’s Devika D’Souza (in blue) is tackled by St Teresa’s defenders during the inter-school U-14 semis yesterday. Pic/Atul Kamble

Carmel of St Joseph will play Durello Convent High School (Bandra) in the final today. Durello beat St Joseph’s (Bandra) 3-0 in the other semi-final yesterday.
The Malad school lost in the summit clash last year and are hoping to turn things around this time.

“We were overconfident last year and lost to St Lawrence in the final. This year we just want to play well and not think about the result,” said 13-year-old Lynette.

Coach Shelton Carvalho is confident his team will be champs this year. “We have already beaten Durello earlier in this tournament so I am sure we can beat them again tomorrow,” he said. 

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