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Hockey Nationals: Railways face Haryana, MP up against Maharashtra in semis

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Hisar: Defending champions Railways, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra would take their shot at their spots in the final at the semi-finals of the 9th Hockey India Senior Women National Championship 2019 (A Division), here on Sunday. In the first semi-final, defending champions Railways will take on Haryana. The match is expected to be competitive as both the teams have registered emphatic victories in their respective quarter-finals.

Railways thrashed Madhya Pradesh Hockey Academy 7-0, while Haryana beat Jharkhand 8-3. All eyes will be on the forwards of the defending champions as they have scored 51 goals in the five matches that they have played so far, with Navneet Kaur being the top-scorer in the competition with 10 goals and Vandana Katariya in the second place with seven goals. The second semi-final will see last year’s runners-up Madhya Pradesh go up against Maharashtra. IANS

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