Levanah's hat-trick in Bodyline's 7-0 win
Bodyline FC striker Levanah Divekar's hat-trick helped her team register an emphatic 7-0 win against Bombay Gymkhana in a Pool A match of the MDFA-organised Bombay Gymkhana-Women's Football League (WFL) yesterday.
Levanah was ably supported by Ritu Ukachuawu, who scored a brace. Anjali Malhotra and Achita Sapre netted one goal each. Unlike Levanah’s other teammates, the 19-year-old started playing football only when she joined HR College.
Levanah Samuel (centre) vies for the ball with Shreya Vyas (left) and Tarini Ravjit at the Bombay Gymkhana ground yesterday. Pic/Suresh KK
“I was keen on playing football, but as my school St Agnes didn’t have a football team. So, I joined the school athletics team and competed at the state level as a javelin thrower. “But football is my passion, so once I joined HR College, I gave up athletics,” said the third year graduation student.
Levanah is the highest goal scorer for her team with 12 goals to her credit. “I am not bothered as to how many goals I score. As far as my team wins, I am happy. I hope we are able to defeat last year’s finalist Sea View in the semi-finals on Friday,” said Levanah.
Earlier in a Pool B tie, Sea View got past Kenkre FC 2-1. In the semi-finals, Bodyline will take on Pool-B toppers Sea View SC, while defending champions Fr Agnel Gymkhana will clash with young SP Academy.
The semi-finals, which were scheduled for today, have been postponed till tomorrow on account of the Bharat Bandh.