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Odisha Naval Tata Hockey High Performance Centre, Madhya Pradesh Hockey Academy, SAI – Academy and Khalsa Hockey Academy (Amritsar) won their respective Quarter Final matches today to advance to the semi final of the 1st Hockey India Junior Women Academy National Championship 2021 here in Bhubaneswar on Wednesday.
In the first Quarter Final match of the day, Odisha Naval Tata Hockey High Performance Centre edged past HAR Hockey Academy 2 – 1 in a closely fought encounter. Nikita Toppo opened the scoring for Odisha Naval Tata Hockey High Performance Centre in the 1st minute. HAR Hockey Academy then levelled the score towards the end of the first quarter through Tannu (15'). Kamla Singh then scored the winning goal for her team in the 27th minute to see Odisha Naval Tata Hockey High Performance Centre through to the semi final.
In the second Quarter Final Madhya Pradesh Hockey Academy overpowered Bhai Behlo Hockey Academy Bhagta 15 – 0. Captain Akshita Yadav led from the front with 4 goals (19', 25', 44', 45'), while Hritika Singh (5', 16', 32'), Soniya Kumre (1', 37'), Yogita Verma (3'), Priyanka Yadav (6'), Aashrita Thakur (29'), Sakshi Jain (46'), Divya Yadav (48') and Lovedeep Kaur Gill (52') also got on the score sheet to see Madhya Pradesh Hockey Academy through to the Semi Final.
In the third Quarter Final match, SAI – Academy defeated Salute Hockey Academy 6 – 2 to book their place in the Semi Final. Jyothi Edula (14', 39'), Anisha Dungdung (23'), Poonam Mundu (31'), Sanjna Horo (41') and Bhavani Madugula (54') were among the goal scorers for SAI – Academy. Pooja (7') and Captain Rajbala (57') got on the score sheet for Salute Hockey Academy.
In the fourth Quarter Final match, Khalsa Hockey Academy (Amritsar) earned a 4 -1 victory over Jai Bharat Hockey Academy thanks to a hat-trick from Taranpreet Kaur (17', 40', 49') and one goal from Sneha Sabharwal (60'). Muskan Ahlawat (37') got on the score sheet for Jai Bharat Hockey Academy.