~ Sashastra Seema Bal to face Sports Authority of India in 3rd/4th place match ~
New Delhi, 20th November 2023: The stage is set for an exciting showdown as the seasoned Indian pro Vandana Katariya leads the Railway Sports Promotion Board into a face off against the star-studded Indian Oil Corportation, Captained by Udita, in the final of the 3rd Hockey India Senior Women Inter-Department National Championship at the Shivaji Stadium. The much-anticipated clash will take place on Tuesday.
Railway Sports Promotion Board displayed their dominance in the 1st semi-final by overwhelming Sashastra Seema Bal with a commanding 5-0 victory to confirm their place in the final. The dynamic Indian drag-flicker, Gurjit Kaur, set the tone with an early goal (5’) from a Penalty Corner. Captain Vandana Katariya showcased her prowess with a brilliant field goal (11’), doubling the lead for her side.The goal-scoring spree continued with Navneet Kaur (37’), Preeti Dubey (45’) and Sangita Kumari (59’) contributing to the comprehensive triumph.
In the other semi-final clash, Indian Oil Corporation secured a convincing 3-0 win over Sports Authority of India. Sharmila Devi (22’) initiated the scoring through a Penalty Corner, followed by Jyoti (47’) who extended the lead with another PC goal. Deepika (56’) sealed the victory with a fine field goal, ensuring Indian Oil Corporation’s berth in the Final.
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