Senior Women Hockey National Championship:  Karnataka beat Tamil Nadu 3-0

12th Hockey India Senior National ChampionshipBhopal: The 12th Hockey India Senior Women National Championship 2022, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh saw thrilling Day three action in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh on Sunday.

In the first game of the day, Hockey Karnataka picked up a solid 3-0 win over Hockey Unit of Tamil Nadu in the Pool G match. Captain Pooja M. D. (3') opened the scoring for her team and Nisha P. C. (9') doubled the lead a few minutes later. Before the end of the first quarter, Shaina Thangamma M.P (15') scored the third goal for her side after which Hockey Karnataka defended well to maintain their lead and get the win.

In the second game of the day, Uttar Pradesh Hockey beat Delhi Hockey 7-0 in a Pool G match. Scoring two goals for her team, Shreya Singh (18', 29') starred for Uttar Pradesh Hockey in the match, scoring a brace. Bramhacharimayum Sarita Devi (7'), Sonal Tiwari (14'), Varsha Arya (50'), Pallavi Kumari (53'), and Vinamrata Yadav (58') scored the remaining goals for her team as Uttar Pradesh Hockey picked a comfortable win.

The third match of the day was a Pool G contest between Goans Hockey and Hockey Gujarat. Geeta Rathod (4', 8') and Veena Naik (5', 33') starred for Goans Hockey, with each player scoring a brace in the match to help them pick up a 5-1 win. Melissa Fernandes (12') also scored a goal for Goans Hockey, while Muskan Kureshi (27') scored the consolation goal for Hockey Gujarat.

The final game of the day was a Pool H contest between Kerala Hockey and Hockey Himachal. Hockey Himachal picked a 3-1 win in the contest, with Hardeep Kaur (12'), Ritu Rani (31') and Narinder Kaur (37') scoring the three goals for Hockey Himachal. Meanwhile, Anju Shaji (24') scored the sole goal for Kerala Hockey.

The Pool F match between Hockey Arunachal and Hockey Andaman & Nicobar was forfeited with Hockey Arunachal picking a default 5-0 win.

Meanwhile, in the final match on Day two, Hockey Jharkhand beat Le Puducherry Hockey 36-0, Betan Dungdung (5', 12', 19', 27', 29', 49, 51', 52', 53', 58') scored 10 goals for Hockey Jharkhand, while Albela Rani Toppo (2', 21', 21', 29', 39', 43', 48') scored seven goals, and Pramila Soreng (1', 20', 32', 35', 45') scored five goals for their team. Fulmani Bhengra (13', 16', 45', 47') scored four goals, while Roshni Dungdung (25', 37', 59'), and Edlin Bage (7', 44', 57') also scored hat-tricks in the match. Reshma Soreng (8', 55') scored a brace, while Dipti Toppo (18'), and Nirali Kujur (23') scored a goal each to help Hockey Jharkhand pick up the win.