Hockey Mizoram stuns Hockey Punjab to seal quarterfinal berth from Pool F

Pune, March 2024: Hockey Mizoram stunned Hockey Punjab 4-2 to take the seventh spot in the quarterfinals of the 14th Hockey India Senior Women National Championship 2024 at the Major Dhyanchand Hockey Stadium Nehrunager, Pimpri on Monday.

The win enabled Hockey Mizoram to top Pool F with three wins from as many games ahead of Hockey Punjab, Hockey Himachal and Hockey Rajasthan.

Lalrinpuii (6th, 9th minutes) struck a brace, while skipper H Lalruatfeli (26th) and Marina Lalramnghaki (54th) converted two penalty corners for the winning side.

Hockey Punjab’s goals came from sticks of Taranpreet Kaur (35th) and Rajwinder Kaur (51st), both from penalty corners.

Hockey Mizoram, thus, joined Hockey Madhya Pradesh, Hockey Maharashtra, Hockey Jharkhand, Hockey Haryana, Hockey Association of Odisha and Hockey Bengal in the knock-out round, with one more spot up for grabs from Pool G.

In the quarterfinals, Hockey Madhya Pradesh will take on Hockey Bengal, Hockey Jharkhand will play Hockey Mizoram and Hockey Haryana will clash against Hockey Association of Odisha.

Hockey Maharshtra’s opponent in the quarterfinal will be decided on Tuesday as they will take on the winners of Pool G.

Meanwhile in other matches on Monday, Assam Hockey beat Le Puducherry Hockey 2-1 in an inconsequential Pool D tie.

Priyanshi Singh (25t, 33rd) converted two penalty corners for Assam Hockey, while Le Puducheery Hockey’s goal was scored by R Kaviya (24th).

In another inconsequential tie, Goans Hockey and Hockey Chandigarh played out a 2-2 draw in a Pool E match.

Umra (30th) and Manisha Dhawal (47th) scored for Goans Hockey, while Simranjit Kaur (28th) and Rakhi (39th) found the net for Hockey Chandigarh.

On Sunday night, Hockey Punjab mauled Hockey Himachal 8-0, while Manipur Hockey got the better of Hockey Karnataka 3-0.


Pool-D: Assam Hockey: 2 (Priyanshi Singh 25th – p.c, 33rd – p.c) bt Le Puducherry Hockey: 1 (R. Kaviya 24th). HT: 1-1

Pool-E: Goans Hockey: 2 (Umra 30th – p.c, Dhawal Manisha – 47th p.c) drew with Hockey Chandigarh: 2 (Simranjit Kaur 28th – p.c; Rakhi 39th – p.c). HT: 1-1

Pool-F: Hockey Mizoram: 4 (Lalrinpuii 6th, 9th; H Lalruatfeli – p.c; Marina Lalramnghaki 54th – p.c) bt Hockey Punjab: 2. HT: (Kaur Taranpreet 35th – p.c; KAUR Rajwinder 51st – p.c) 3-0


Pool-F: Hockey Punjab: 8 (Gurjit Kaur 5th – p.c; Kaur Taranpreet 6th, 22nd; Shalu Mann 22nd; Priyanka 26th – p.c; Devika Sen – 33rd p.c; Kaur Rajwinder – 35th; Devika Sen – 41th p.c) bt Hockey Himachal: 0. HT: 5-0

Pool-G: Manipur Hockey: 3 (Kshetrimayum Sonia Devi 40th; Lily Chanu Mayengbam 55th, 56th) bt Hockey Karnataka: 0. HT: 0-0.