Women's sub-jr academy nationals: Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, SAI reach semis

Gwalior, April 26 (IANS) Madhya Pradesh Hockey Academy, Smart Hockey Academy, Raipur, Roundglass Punjab Hockey Academy and SAI-Academy qualified for the semi-finals of the 2nd Hockey India Sub-junior Women's Academy National Championship 2022, here on Tuesday.
 
Women's sub-jr academy nationals: Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, SAI reach semis

Gwalior, April 26 (IANS) Madhya Pradesh Hockey Academy, Smart Hockey Academy, Raipur, Roundglass Punjab Hockey Academy and SAI-Academy qualified for the semi-finals of the 2nd Hockey India Sub-junior Women's Academy National Championship 2022, here on Tuesday.

In the first quarter-final, Madhya Pradesh Hockey Academy beat HAR Hockey Academy 2-0. Kanak Pal (3') and Samiksha Yadav (19') scored a goal each to help Madhya Pradesh seal a place in the last-four stage of the competition, which will be played on Thursday (April 28).

In the second quarter-final, Smart Hockey Academy, Raipur defeated Salute Hockey Academy by 2-0. Kudrat (13') and Captain Molisha Verma (47') were the goal scorers for the winning team.

In the third quarter-final, Roundglass Punjab Hockey Club Academy beat Jai Bharat Hockey Academy 2-0. Namneet Kaur (5') and Sanna (10') scored two early goals to help Roundglass Punjab Hockey Academy seal a spot in the semis.

In the fourth quarter-final, SAI-Academy outplayed HIM Academy 8-0 to seal their place in the semi-finals. Jyoti Xaxa (25', 27', 43', 45') scored four goals, while Binati Minz (36', 50) netted twice, and Himanshi (2') and Sonali Ekka (8') scored a goal each to hand SAI-Academy a convincing win.

--IANS

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