Defending champion Haryana and last year’s runner-up Madhya Pradesh Hockey Academy (MPHA) won their respective semifinal matches against Jharkhand and Odisha and entered the A Division final of the Hockey India fourth junior National women’s championship here on Saturday.
In the first semifinal, Haryana women dominated the proceedings throughout to score a thumping 10-1 victory over an off-colour Jharkhand.
The second semifinal saw a keen tussle. MPHA had to give its best to put it across a fighting Odisha 3-2.
The results: A div.: Semifinals: Haryana 10 (Jyothi Gupta 3, Reet 3, Neha Goyal 2, Pooja Rani, Narender Kaur) bt Jharkhand 1(Anupam Horo); MPHA 3 (Rakhi Prajapati 2, Anuja Singh) bt Odisha 2 (Ambika Toppo 2).