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  Hockey Odisha teams lose in 5-a-side Natl QFs
BHUBANESWAR,17 Nov 2017 (Team Orisports)
 

Both the men and women teams of Hockey Odisha suffered defeats in the quarterfinals of the 2nd Hockey India Five-a-side Senior National Championship at Chhatrapati Shivaji Stadium in Pune today. The men lost to Uttar Pradesh Hockey 6-8, while the women were mauled by Hockey Punjab 6-1.

Hockey Odisha women reached quarterfinals, winning two league matches and losing one in Group-A. They beat Hockey Karnataka 3-1 and Hockey Unit of Tamil Nadu 8-3 but lost to Hockey Haryana 1-9. Hockey Odisha men reached the last-eight stage with one win and two defeats in Group-B league. They defeated Jharkhand 9-6 before losing to Hockey Punjab 5-6 and Hockey Haryana 3-5.

Five-a-side format is a new avatar of hockey in which each match shall be composed of three periods of 10 minutes each with a three-minute interval between two periods. Each team shall have nine players including one goalkeeper. Each team shall have five players on the field any time. Hockey Odisha is one of the eight teams to have qualified to compete in both men and woment sections of this championship.

In this format, each match shall be composed of three periods of 10 minutes each with a three-minute interval between two periods. Each team shall have nine players including one goalkeeper. Each team shall have five players on the field any time. Hockey Odisha is one of the eight teams to have qualified to compete in both men and woment sections of this championship.

ODISHA RESULTS:
WOMEN:
Nov 14:
Hockey Odisha beat Hockey Karnataka 3-1.
Nov 15: Hockey Odisha (Swayam Sudha Sahu 12) lost to Hockey Haryana 1-9.
Nov 16: Hockey Odisha (Poonam Minz 4, Priyanka Ekka 2, Khusbu Kujur 1, Dipti Lakra 1) beat Hockey Unit of Tamil Nadu 8-3.
Nov 17 (QF): Hockey Odisha lost to Hockey Punjab 1-6.
MEN:
Nov 14:
Hockey Odisha beat Hockey Jharkhand 9-6.
Nov 15: Hockey Odisha (Sanjay Xalxo 2, Teophil Kujur 9, Nilam Sanjeep Xess 10, 22; Rakesh Tete 25) lost to Hockey Punjab 5-6.
Nov 16: Hockey Odisha lost to Hockey Haryana 3-5.
Nov 17 (QF): Hockey Odisha lost to Uttar Pradesh Hockey 6-8.

 

GROUPINGS:
MEN:
Group-A:
Hockey Maharashtra, Hockey Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh Hockey, Hockey Unit of Tamil Nadu.
Group-B: Hockey Haryana, Hockey Odisha, Hockey Jharkhand, Hockey Punjab.
WOMEN:
Group-A:
Hockey Haryana, Hockey Odisha, Hockey Karnataka, Hockey Unit of Tamil Nadu.
Group-B: Hockey Punjab, Hockey Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh Hockey, Hockey Jharkhand.

HOCKEY ODISHA TEAMS:
MEN:
Gyan Prakash Minz, Sanjay Xalxo, Nilam Sanjeep Xess (Captain), Suman Kujur, Deepak John Kerketta, Rakesh Tete, Suraj Minz, Ashis Kumar Topno, Teophil Kujur. Coach: K C Choudhury.
WOMEN: Arati Reshma Toppo (Captain), Khusbu Kujur, Swayam Sudha Sahu, Priyanka Ekka, Dipti Lakra, Reema Tirkey, Punam Minz, Elima Minz, Sangeeta Rose Kullu. Coach: Lusila Ekka.
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PHOTOS: Odisha men` and women`s teams pose in Bhubaneswar before leaving for the Hockey India Five-a-side Senior National Championships.

 
   

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