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Kollam, February 1, 2020
Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB ) beat Steel Plant Sports Board 3-1 in a shootout to win the 10th Hockey India Senior Women National Championship here on Saturday after the scores were level at 1-1 after regulation time.
The final was a hard-fought affair with both teams scoring a goal each in regular time. Kumari Shailja Gautam (18’) was the first to find the back of net for Steel Plant and give her team an important lead in the Final, but halfway through the third-quarter, it was SSB's Ranjita Minj (38’) who scored the equalizer which took the match into the shootout.
In the shootout, SSB converted three of their four attempts, while Steel Plant converted only one. Manisha who was the first to walk out for SSB scored past Goalkeeper Nisha Yadav. Meanwhile, Savita failed to convert the first penalty for Steel Plant .
Preeti and Kanika Raj also converted for SSB to give them an advance, while the only one to convert for Steel Plant was Manisha, and the rest were saved by goal keeper Alpha Kerketta.
In the match for the 3rd/4th place, UCO Bank Academy finished the tournament on a high, beating Bengaluru 10-0. Priya (16’, 34’, 37’, 57’) starred for the winning team scoring four goals, while Pooja (1’, 4’) and Chanchal (21’, 43’) scored two goals each. Monishka (13’) and Kajal (54’) were also part of the score sheet.