Madurai: Sourashtra College (Madurai) won the title for the sixth successive year, defeating Arul Anandar College (Karumathur) 3-1 in the final match of the four-team league in the Madurai Kamaraj University hockey tournament here on Thursday.
American College finished runner-up with a 3-0 win over Raju’s College (Rajapalayam), its second victory. Arul Anandar came third.
The results (league): Sourashtra College 3 (Solai Arasu 2, Rajesh Kannan) bt Arul Anandar College 1 (Don Bosco).
American College 3 (Saranraj 2, Sivamani) bt Raju’s College 0.
Jamal fights back
Defending champion Jamal Mohamed College (Tiruchi), after losing the first set, bounced back strongly to defeat Kalasalingam University 12-25, 25-22, 27-25, 25-14 and enter the final of the second annual Hajee Karutha Rowther memorial Trophy State-level inter-collegiate volleyball tournament at Uthamapalayam.
Jamal Mohamed will meet Ayya Nadar Janakiammal College (Sivakasi) which beat Yadava College (Madurai) 25-23, 25-15, 12-25, 28-26 in the other semifinals.
At Karaikudi, Alagappa University College of Physical Education bagged the title with a 3-0 win over Alagappa Government Arts College in the final of the Alagappa University inter-collegiate women’s football tournament. Mercy, Karpagavalli and Sathya scored for the winner.
In the semifinals, AUCPE outplayed Seethalakshmi Arts College (Pallathur) 8-0 and Alagappa Govt. Arts College beat Sethupathy Government Arts College (Ramanathapuram) 1-0.
Karpagavalli 3, Sundari 2, Revathi 2, Mercy scored for AUCPE. For Alagappa, Muthuvijayavalli was the scorer.
Big win for St. Jude’s
A brace each by Maria Jaison and Freddie and one by Pradeep helped host St. Jude’s College post an emphatic 5-0 victory over Thiruvalluvar College (Papanasam) in the Manonmaniam Sundaranar University inter-collegiate football tournament at Thuthur.
In another match, Margoschis College (Nazareth) beat Jeyaraj Annapackiam College (Nallur) by the odd goal in three. Joelraja scored both the goals for Margoschis College, while Muthuram was Nallur’s scorer.
PSG Trophy meets
The 33rd State-level inter-collegiate volleyball and ball badminton tournaments for the PSG Trophy will be held at PSG CAS courts in Coimbatore on September 17 and September 24 respectively.