Odisha thrash Gujarat 31-0
Sonepat, Oct 5 (IANS) Keeping their hopes of qualifying for the quarter-finals alive, Odisha recorded their second win hammering Gujarat 31-0 in Pool D at the Hockey India Junior Women's National Championship at the Motilal Nehru School of Sports, Rai Friday.
Rajkumari Ekka contributed seven goals for Odisha followed by Biranji Ekka (5), Lilima Minz (4), Surabhi Pradhan (4), Elin Ekka (3), Sarojini Ekka (3), Reshma Lakra (2), Punam Barla, Lata Kujur and Anita Ekka.
In their first league match played Thursday, Odisha beat Puducherry 29-0.
In another Pool D match, Karnataka beat Puducherry 17-0.
Ranjitha A.K. and Komala B.M. shared three goals apiece for Karnataka followed by goals scored by Suman S. Huddar (2), Nischitha M.J. (2), Nandini B.P. (2) Sandhya H.P., Bhagyashree C.M. and Bhavya S.P.
Karnataka will now face Odisha Saturday in a decider for the quarter-finals.
In Pool B, Jharkhand registered their second win against Manipur 8-0 with Sabnam Lakra topping the list with four goals followed by Sushila Lakra, Anima Minz, Punam M. Tete, Nomita Xalxo and Ranjita Soreng scoring a goal each.
In the same pool, Hockey Bhopal registered their first win in the tournament as they beat Manipur 2-0 in their second league match.
Chhattisgarh edged past Jammu & Kashmir 7-0 in Pool F.
Pool B: Jharkhand 8 (Punam M. Tete; Sabnam Lakra; Nomita Xalxo; Basanti Kachhap; Swati Hernj 3) beat Tamil Nadu 0; Hockey Bhopal 2 (Chanda 2) beat Manipur 0.
Pool D: Odisha 31 (Lilima Minz 4; Elin Ekka 3; Birajini Ekka 5; Reshma Lakra 2; Sarojini Ekka 3; Surabhi Pradhan 4; Rajkumari Ekka 7; Punam Barla; Lata Kujur; Anita Ekka) beat Gujarat 0; Karnataka 17 (Ranjitha A.K. 3; Suman S. Huddar 2; Nischitha M.J. 2; Nandini B.P. 2; Sandhya H.P.; Komala B.M. 3; Bhagyashree C.M.; Bhavya S.P.) beat Puducherry 0.
Pool F: Chhattisgarh 7 (Laxmi Chandel; Annu Gurang 3; Vidhya Yadav; Tejeswari Tembulkar; Rekha Thakur) beat Jammu & Kashmir 0.
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