Karishma, Manjeet star in Chandigarh`s big win

Sonepat: Manjeet Rawal and Karishma Singh scored eight goals each as Chandigarh routed Assam 23-0 in their opening pool game of the second Hockey India Junior Women National Championship, here today.

While Karishma scored a double-hat-trick, Manjeet notched up a hat-trick in a Pool C game at the Motilal Nehru School of Sports in Rai.

In a Pool A game, Mizoram beat Andhra Pradesh 2-1. Lalhlunmawii scored for Mizoram in the 35th and 63rd minutes after Avani Nattha had put Andhra Pradesh ahead in the 13th minute.
In Pool G, Punjab registered a 2-1 victory over SAI Bhopal.

Punjab led 1-0 at half time through a fourth-minute field goal by Anu Bala. SAI Bhopal drew parity in the 45th minute through Pragya Mourya but eight minutes later Kulwinder Kaur scored the winning goal for Punjab.

In another Pool G game, Uttarakhand scrapped past Bengal 1-0.

Pool A: Mizoram 2 (Lalhlunmawii 35, 63) beat Andhra Pradesh 1 (Avani Nattha 13).
Pool C: Kerala 4 (Sooryalekshmi K.S 30, 42; Mathulya T 44; Suchithra C 69) beat Bihar 1 (Aprajita Singh 44).

Pool G: Punjab 2 (Anu Bala 4; Kulwinder Kaur 53) beat SAI Bhopal 1 (Pragya Mourya 45). Uttarakhand 1 (Kavita Bisht 1) beat Bengal 0.

Pool C: Chandigarh 23 (Manjeet Rawal 6, 36, 41, 42, 46, 46, 49, 51; Karishma Singh 9, 15, 16, 19, 20, 21, 28, 37; Saroj 56, 70, Hardeep Kaur 57, 64; Navpreet Kaur 58, 64; Manpreet Kaur 69; ) beat Assam 0.