New Delhi: The grand finale of the third phase of the Khelo India Junior Women's Hockey League 2023 witnessed an exhilarating display of talent as Har Hockey Academy, Roundglass Punjab Hockey Club Academy, Madhya Pradesh Hockey Academy, Pritam Siwach Hockey Academy, Sonepat, SAI Bal, and HIM Academy emerged triumphant in their respective Pool matches. The sporting spectacle unfolded in New Delhi on Wednesday, marking a spectacular end to this chapter of the tournament.
In a riveting clash that kicked off the day, Har Hockey Academy locked horns with SAI Shakti in their Pool A encounter. The match concluded with a scoreline of 2-1 in favor of Har Hockey Academy. Bhteri (23') and Kirty (41') sealed the deal for Har Hockey Academy with their expertly executed goals. SAI Shakti's Captain, Yogita Verma (55'), exhibited her team's fighting spirit by securing a goal in the final quarter. Despite their valiant efforts, SAI Shakti fell short of a full-fledged comeback.
In the subsequent showdown, Roundglass Punjab Hockey Club Academy clashed with Citizen Hockey XI in another Pool A match that culminated in a resounding 8-0 victory for Roundglass Punjab Hockey Club Academy. Namneet Kaur's (9', 43', 51') remarkable hat-trick, coupled with goals from Pawanpreet Kaur (10'), Harleen Kaur (11'), Jaisikdeep Kaur (12', 13'), and Navdeep Kaur (57'), propelled Roundglass Punjab Hockey Club Academy to a dominating triumph.
The third marquee clash featured a commanding performance by Madhya Pradesh Hockey Academy against Salute Hockey Academy in their Pool A encounter, culminating in a staggering 13-0 victory for Madhya Pradesh Hockey Academy. Soniya Kumre, the Captain of Madhya Pradesh Hockey Academy, led by example with her exceptional display, securing goals in the 4th, 12th, and 44th minutes. Sonam (3', 35', 38'), Swati (14', 59'), Amanpreet Kaur (32'), Gurmail Kaur (34'), Shileima Chanu (43', 44'), and Palak Gupta (52') further fueled their team's sensational victory.
As the curtains drew on this gripping chapter of the Khelo India Junior Women's Hockey League, these remarkable victories illuminated the passion, skill, and determination of these young athletes. The league continues to be a remarkable platform for nurturing emerging talent and fostering a deep love for the sport.