Sonepat – Navneet Kaur scored nine goals as hosts Haryana raced to a 23-0 win against Goa in their concluding Pool E league game, qualifying for the quarterfinals of the Hockey India Junior Women National Championship at Motilal Nehru School of Sports on Tuesday.
Navneet Kaur, who scored six goals against Maharashtra, played the leading role in the team’s victory. Other goal scorers for Haryana included Navjot Kaur (4), Malkit Kaur (2), Jyoti Gupta (2), Jaswinder Kaur (2), Reena Rani, Manjit Kaur, Sandeep Kaur and Bharti.
Defending champions Madhya Pradesh Hockey Academy (MPHA) pulled off a fine 12-1 victory over Mizoram in its opening Pool A league match.
Ramngaihzuali Ralte and Reena Katariya topped with three goals apiece followed by Priyanka Wankhede (2), Reena Rathore, Reena Khokhar and Shivani Singh for MPHA. Julie MS Tluangi ensured that Mizoram would not remain goalless.
Punjab registered their second win in Pool G beating Bengal 18-0 with Gurjit Kaur topping with six goals followed by Anu Bala (5), Kulwinder Kaur (2), Navjot Kaur (2), Ranjana (2) and Navjeet Kaur.
In another match of the same pool, SAI Bhopal outclassed Uttarakhand 11-0.
In Pool C, Chandigarh also registered their second win as they beat Kerala 9-0.
Pool A: MPHA 12 (Ramngaihzuali Ralte 3, Reena Rathore, Reena Katariya 3, Lalruatfeli Hnialum, Priyanka Wankhede 2, Reena Khokhar, Shivani Singh) beat Mizoram 1 (Julie MS Tluangi).
Pool C: Chandigarh 9 (Manjeet Rawal 3, Hardeep Kaur 2, Karishma Singh, Saroj 2, Navpreet Kaur) beat Kerala 0.
Pool E: Haryana 23 (Malkit Kaur 2, Navjot Kaur 4, Navneet Kaur 9, Jyoti Gupta 2, Jaswinder Kaur 2, Reena Rani, Manjit Kaur, Sandeep Kaur, Bharti)
Pool G: Punjab 18 (Gurjit Kaur 6, Kulwinder Kaur 2, Anu Bala 5, Navjot Kaur 2, Ranjana 2, Navjeet Kaur) beat Bengal 0; SAI Bhopal 11 (Hemlata Yadav 5, Varsha Rawat 2, Mamta Bhatt, Meena Badola, Anita Maletha, Anjali Katariya) beat Uttarakhand.