Gwalior, April 29: Madhya Pradesh Hockey Academy emerged as the winner of the second National Hockey India Sub Junior Women Academy Championship 2022 after beating SAI-Academy 3-0 in the final here on Friday.
Tanvi (14′) scored an early goal for Madhya Pradesh Hockey Academy before Krishna Shar’a’s two goals (53′, 55′) in a span of two minutes sealed the deal and secured the championship for his team, Madhya Pradesh Hockey Academy Speaking on the win, Madhya Pradesh Hockey Academy Coach Vandana Uikey said: “It was a really tough game. We got the lead in the first quarter but couldn’t capitalize on it in the second and third quarters. After many attempts, we finally got back-to-back goals in the last quarter. Our defense played very well today. Overall, it was a great tournament for the team. We beat tough opponents in the quarter-final, semi-final, and final as well. It was really great to see these young players overcome such challenges and emerge as the Tournament Winners.” He further expressed, “It’s always a special feeling to win the Championship at home. It’s a great achievement for these young ladies and also for the Madhya Pradesh Hockey Academy. I think these kinds of tournaments will help develop that competitiveness from a young age.” age. It will help players understand their game from a young age.” Earlier in the day, Roundglass Punjab Hockey Club Academy edged out Smart Hockey Academy, Raipur to finish third in the tournament. Rakesh ‘ani ’27’, 50′) and Captain Namneet ‘aur ’46’, 48′) each scored a brace while S’nna (12′), Vanshika Sh’rma (29′) and Prabhjot ‘aur (56’) were the other Roundglass Punjab scorers Hockey Club Academy.