Results from Day 3 of the 9th Hockey India Senior Women National Hockey Championship 2019 (B Division)

~ UCO Bank Women’s Hockey Academy and Delhi Hockey begin their campaign with victories ~

Hisar (Haryana), 03 February 2019: Action in the 9th Hockey India Senior Women National Hockey Championship 2019 (B Division) continued here at the Astroturf International Hockey Stadium on Sunday into its third day, which saw UCO Bank Women’s Hockey Academy and Delhi Hockey begin their campaign with victories in their respective opening pool matches of the competition.

In Pool H’s first match of the competition, it was UCO Bank Women’s Hockey Academy who began their campaign with a win as they beat Sports Authority of Gujarat – Hockey Academy by a margin of 4-2. UCO Bank Women’s Hockey Academy rushed towards a 4-0 lead after just 38 minutes, stamping their authority on the match. Sports Authority of Gujarat – Hockey Academy did score twice in the last quarter through Shivangi Solanki (49′, 56′) but it was not enough on the day as UCO Bank Women’s Hockey Academy ran away with a 4-2 win. Goals for the victors were scored by Rajni (10′, 25′) and Manisha Dhayal (18′, 38′).

In the other Pool H encounter, it was Delhi Hockey who defeated Tripura Hockey 2-0 in a well-fought encounter. The match saw Delhi Hockey take the lead in the 9th minute as Neha struck a field-goal to open the scoring. Tripura Hockey tried to put pressure on their opponents in the search of an equalizer, but it was Delhi Hockey who scored their second goal against the run of play, as Sarita converted a Penalty Corner in the 36th minute to make it 2-0. Delhi Hockey held on to their 2-0 lead in order to register a win in their opening match.

 

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