MYSORE, March 8 (PTI): Maxima Xalcxo and Phulwari Kandulana scored thrice as Assam registered a 7-0 win over Jammu and Kashmir in their first league match of the 4th Hockey India Junior Women National Championship here today.
In a group B match, Maxima Xalxo provided initial the lead to her team in the 4th minute by scoring a field goal at the Astro-turf of Chamundi Vihar grounds.
Forward Phulwari Kandulana, moving the ball from the right end of the court, went on to score the second goal in the 21st minute. The defenders of Jammu and Kashmir tried hard to resist the front line players entering into the danger zone. However, in the second half, Assam players successfully invaded the zone and pounded five goals.
In the other match, Gujarat defeated Puducherry 4-0 in Pool D. Gujarat took a 1-0 lead in the 23rd minute with a field goal scored by captain Priyanka Singh. In the second half, Parameshwari Shan scored in the 43rd minute to make it 2-0. With two goals in bag, Gujarat players started to open up their game which resulted in two more goals.