Jr Women, Men South Zone Hockey: Kerala, Karnataka, AP win on Day 2

Kadapa (A.P.), July 11 (IANS) Kerala, Karnataka, and Andhra Pradesh triumphed in their respective women’s matches while Hockey Unit of Tamil Nadu, Telangana, and Karnataka emerged victorious in the men’s fixtures on Day 2 of the 2nd Hockey India Junior Women and Men South Zone Championship 2024 here on Thursday.
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Jr Women, Men South Zone Hockey: Kerala, Karnataka, AP win on Day 2

Kadapa (A.P.), July 11 (IANS) Kerala, Karnataka, and Andhra Pradesh triumphed in their respective women’s matches while Hockey Unit of Tamil Nadu, Telangana, and Karnataka emerged victorious in the men’s fixtures on Day 2 of the 2nd Hockey India Junior Women and Men South Zone Championship 2024 here on Thursday.

In the first women’s encounter, Hockey Kerala defeated Le Puducherry Hockey 5-0. Aadilakshmi M’s brace (16’, 60’) led the way along with contributions from Sruthi Suresh (7’), Devipriya KS (19’), and captain Piyoosha S. (34’) to wrap up a swift win for Kerala Hockey.

The next women’s clash of the day saw Hockey Karnataka defeat Hockey Unit of Tamil Nadu 3-1. Manish Poonamma Cd (44’) gave Hockey Karnataka a lead that was soon nullified by Tamil Nadu’s captain Mumanja R (45’).

However, in the final quarter, Deepika R. (53’) and Rakshitha J. (56’) scored to secure victory for Karnataka.

In the final women’s fixture of the day, Telangana Hockey was downed by Hockey Andhra Pradesh 11-0. Ankitha Bommu (1’, 15’, 54’), Lalitha Kotari (12’, 41’, 53’), Bobbili Jhansi (29’, 44’, 48’) all scored hat-tricks while captain Lomata Harathi (21’) and Yuvarani Thokala (45’).

Tamil Nadu powers past Puducherry

The men’s fixtures began with the Hockey Unit of Tamil Nadu defeating Le Puducherry Hockey 7-0. Vishal S. (11’, 53’) and Sundarajith M. (54’, 58’) were the top scorers with two goals. P. Kuberan (6’), Alagu Mohana Priyan A (26’), and Manimaran V (28’) chipped in with a goal apiece.

In the second men’s fixture, Telangana Hockey defeated Kerala Hockey 3-0. Pradeep Kodapa (15’, 52’) scored two vital goals, while Captain Manoj Aggu (40’) found the back of the net as well for Telangana Hockey.

In the final men’s encounter of the day, Hockey Karnataka defeated Hockey Andhra Pradesh 4-0. Hrithik Aiyappa (6’) and Kiran Reddy (7’) scored quickly to give Karnataka a comfortable early lead. Following this, Harishit Kumar (42’) and Akhil Aiyappa BN (45’) scored for Hockey Karnataka.

--IANS

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