Hockey: Jharkhand storms into finals of 12th HI Junior Women National

Ranchi: Hockey Jharkhand entered into the finals of the ongoing 12th Hockey India Junior Women National Championship 2022 being held in Kakinada, Andhra Pradesh on Saturday by defeating Maharashtra by 1-0. Deepika Soreng scored the solitary goal for Jharkhand in the 40th minute of the game.

Jharkhand has reached to the finals for fifth time in a row. On Sunday i.e. on April 3, it will play against Haryana for the trophy.

In another semi-final game, Haryana defeated Odisha by 2-1 in a hard-fought match. Sakshi Rana (15′) and Seema (54′) scored one goal each for Haryana while, Nikita Toppo (41′) scored the only goal for Odisha. For the third place, Odisha will now play with Maharashtra.