Mumbai girls win Dubai title for third successive year

Mumbai: Friends United girls hockey team
created waves in Dubai by winning the Lusitanians` Ladies
Invitation Hockey Tournament for the third time in a row.

The Mumbai team outplayed Dubai Hockey Club 3-0 in the
final on Sunday at the Dubai Scholars Ground to win the
eight-team league-cum-knockout competition, according to a
release today.

In the run-up to the final, Friends United beat
Lusitanians 6-0 in the opening match, before routing Cambridge
High School 9-0 and Sharjah Tigers 5-0 in the following league

In the semi-finals, the Mumbai club, promoted by former
player Hillary Gomes and trained by former India captain
Dhanraj Pillay, beat Dubai Scholars 4-0.

In the final, Vishakha Dodke scored a brace while
14-year-old Jemima Monteiro scored once to emerge as the
team`s highest scorer, while Nimmy Nair of "Chak De India"
fame was adjudged the `Best Player` of the tournament.


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