Delhi defeated Rajasthan 3-1 via penalty shootout to book a berth in the quarterfinals of the National junior women’s hockey championship at the Motilal Nehru School of Sports, Rai, complex here on Thursday.
In a closely-fought Pool H match, both Delhi and Rajasthan were locked 2-2 in the regulation time and the extra time.
In the shootout, Delhi goalkeeper Swaleha saved two attempts from Rajasthan to ensure her side’s progress to the last eight.
Pool B: Jharkhand 9 (Sabnam Lakra-4, Sushila Lakra, Anima Minz, Punam M. Tete, Nomita Xalxo, Ranjita Soreng) bt Manipur 0; Pool D: Karnataka 17 (Nandini B.P.-7, Ranjitha A.K.-3, Nischitha M.J.-3, Rashmi P.P.-2, Sushma C.G., Manasa H.S.) bt Gujarat 0; Odisha 29 (Punam Barla-5, Surabhi Pradhan-5, Lilima Minz-4, Reshma Lakra-4, Birajini Ekka-3, Elin Lakra-2, Anita Ekka-2, Rajkumari Ekka-2, Lata Kujur-2) bt Puducherry 0; Pool F: Uttar Pradesh 18 (Pratibha Chaudhary-6, Kavita Maurya-4, Archana Singh-2, Kiran Kumari-2, Komal Sahani, Srishti Singh, Pranjal Sharma, Vaishali Lal) bt Jammu and Kashmir 0; Pool H: Delhi 2 (Lalita-2) bt Rajasthan 2 (Sonam-2) via penalty shootout 3-1.