Imphal, May 22 : Hockey Haryana emerged winners of the 12th Hockey India sub-junior women’s national championship 2022 after defeating Hockey Jharkhand 2-0 in the final here on Sunday.
Riya (13′) and Sejal (39′) scored a goal each to help Hockey Haryana successfully defend the Title in what was a thrilling 2-0 win for the team.
Expressing his delight after the title win Hockey Haryana Coach Azad Singh Malik said, “Hockey Jharkhand are a very strong side, we knew it was going to be a challenging game.We went with a defensive strategy today and just tried to keep the ball as much as we can.I am really happy that the players showed great character, maintained the structure and just stuck to their plans throughout the game.”
“It’s a great achievement for any team to defend the Title at any stage, and it shows that Hockey Haryana has its own legacy in this tournament.It’s a special win for these young girls as well.You know it’s a huge stepping stone for these players which will motivate them to do well in future,” he added.
Earlier in the day, Uttar Pradesh Hockey defeated Madhya Pradesh Hockey 3-0 to secure third place in the tournament.PushpAnjali Sonkar (4′), Manisha Patel (5′) and Purnima Yadav (58′) scored a goal each to help Uttar Pradesh Hockey seal the third place in the competition for the second consecutive time.
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