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Haryana set up title clash with Railways

india Updated: Jan 29, 2011 23:41 IST
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Defending champions Railways set up a final date with Haryana in the inaugural Senior Women's National Hockey Championship in Sonepat. In the semifinals on Saturday, Railways thrashed Punjab 9-0 while Haryana scored a 3-0 win over Orissa.

In the Railways-Punjab encounter, the former raced into the lead in the opening minutes via Chanchan Devi Thokchom.

Punjab's porous defence helped Railways slot in three more before the break through Jasjeet Kaur Handa, Saba Anjum and Rani respectively.

After changing ends, Railways completed their domination as Jasjeet Kaur Handa, Joydeep, Rani and Poonam Rani scored.

In the 2nd semifinal, Haryana scored thrice in the second half through Meenakshi, Surinder Kaur and Jaspreet Kaur.

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