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Gujarat Hockey Academy wins against Vidarbha in women's hockey tournament

Shivagi Solanki scores a hat-trick, raking up the victor's tally to 9.

Sports Authority of Gujarat Hockey Academy crushed Vidarbha 9-0 in a Pool H match of 10th Senior Women’s Hockey (B Division) Championship at the National Games Hockey Stadium here on Friday.

Shivagi Solanki scored a hat-trick (fourth, 27th and 32nd minutes) while Parameshwari Shah struck a brace (second and 34th) for Sports Authority of Gujarat Hockey Acadmey.

In the same pool, Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) also recorded an easy 6-0 win over Himachal Pradesh. Preeti (10th, 30th) and Manisha (40th, 60th) struck braces for the winner.

Gujarat in quarterfinals

Gujarat moved into the quarterfinals without a sweat from Pool B after the two teams in its group — AIU and Jammu and Kashmir — failed to report. Madhya Bharat, Assam and Tripura are the other teams which have given the tournament a miss.

The Goa and Telegana teams arrived here on Friday. Goa will play Uttarakhand on Saturday and the winner will qualify for the quarterfinals.

The results:

SSB 6 (Preeti 10, 30, Manisha 40, 60, Ranjita Minz 3, Maxima Ekka 59) bt Himachal Pradesh 0.

Sports Authority of Gujarat Hockey Academy 9 (Shivagi Solanki 4, 27, 32, Parmeshwari Shah 2. 34, Himanshi Radidya 14, Mairi Ramwala 33, Sanya Noronha 35, Prachi Patel 42) bt Vidarbha 0.

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