A hat-trick each by Manisha and Shalu helped Government Model High School-18 to crush Hockey Club42 11-1 in the final and clinch the Chandigarh state junior hockey championship for women at the Sector 18 hockey stadium, on Thursday.
Manisha scored in the 20th, 32nd and 38th minutes to lay foundation for an easy win for GMHS-18 whereas Shalu also showed her nose for goals with brilliant field goals in the 26th, 42nd and 48th minutes, to consolidate the team’s position.
The other goals for the team were scored by Sharmila (8th), who opened the account for the team, Lakhwinder (34th, 44nd) and Amritpal (39th). Poonam pulled back one for Hockey Club-42 in the 11th minute of the game. Padma Shri and Olympian Balbir Singh Sr gave away the prizes to the winners and the runners-up team.
A two-minute silence was also observed as a mark of respect to the Late Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Azad, the former president of India who passed away a few days ago.