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Poornima-Yasheshree help St Lawrence defeat Don Bosco

Updated on: 30 August,2023 07:27 AM IST  |  Mumbai
Gordon D’Costa | sports@mid-day.com

The Don Bosco girls fought on gamely and created many scoring opportunities, but St Lawrence goalkeeper Poornima came up with brilliant saves each time

Poornima-Yasheshree help St Lawrence defeat Don Bosco

St Lawrence’s Poornima Parad (left) and Yasheshree Jadhav. Pic/Atul Kamble

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Roving forward Yasheshree Jadhav, 14, and goalkeeper Poornima Parad, 14, played significant roles as St Lawrence (Vashi) beat Don Bosco ‘B’ (Borivli) 1-0 in a girls U-16 quarter-final of the Uncle’s Kitchen-sponsored National Sports Day inter-school hockey tournament organised by Republicans Sports Club and supported by Mumbai Hockey Association Limited at the MHAL Stadium, Churchgate, on Tuesday.


Midway through the second quarter, Yasheshree picked up a pass just inside the rival 25-yard line and cut past two defenders before moving deep and firmly pushing the ball past Don Bosco goalkeeper Kavya Pawar. 


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The Don Bosco girls fought on gamely and created many scoring opportunities, but St Lawrence goalkeeper Poornima came up with brilliant saves each time.

Earlier, St Teresa’s (Santacruz) got the better of Gokuldham (Goregaon) 2-1 via the penalty shootout after the match finished goalless. 

In the shootout, St Teresa scored through Aasawari Jonjale and Avishka Parab, while only Mukta Abhyankar could convert for Gokuldham.

Later, St Stanislaus (Bandra) scored once in each half to defeat Don Bosco ‘B’ (Matunga) 2-0 in a boys U-16 quarter-final. Jordan Desmond pushed the ball home in the second quarter after which Skye D’Costa doubled the lead late in the match.

In another last-eight encounter, Children’s Academy (Malad) blanked Lakshdham (Goregaon) 5-0. Kevin Wala and Varshil Soni scored a brace each while Prince Shah got the fifth goal for the victors.

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