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Odisha’s three teams suffer defeat in National Jr hockey semis
Sportslogon Team May 4th 2018

Bhubaneswar : It was tough day for Odisha’s three hockey teams as all of them were suffered defeat in the semifinals of the 8th Hockey India National Junior Men and Women Hockey Championships at Bhopal on Friday.

Hockey Gangpur-Odisha women team suffered defeat Hockey Jharkhand by 0-2, while Hockey Gangpur Odisha men team lost to Hockey Haryana 2-3, similarly, Hockey Odisha men team was edged out by Hockey Punjab 1-3 through penalty shoot out, as the match was ended in1-1 draw in the stipulated time.

For the third place match, Hockey Odisha men team will face Hockey Gangpur Odisha, while Gangpur women team will meet Uttar Pradesh Hockey on Saturday.

In the women semifinal, Jharkhand was dominated right from the starting with their superior defence as they ensured Hockey Gangpur-Odisha scored no goal in the match.

In-form Salima Tete, who recently took part in the Youth Olympic Games qualifiers in Bangkok where India finished second, scored the first goal for Hockey Jharkhand in the 17th minute. After the change of sides, Pinkki Ekka scored the second goal in the 60th minute to ensure Hockey Jharkhand made the final of the tournament in women section. .
This news was added and updated on : May 4th 2018
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