The junior women from the Wennappuwa Hockey Association clinched the maiden Women’s U21 National Hockey Championship 2019 as the tournament wrapped up 3 days of intense stick action.
In accordance to the event calendar ……….
On the final day of the tournament, Wennappuwa HA took on Kandy HA in the final battle of the inaugural event. After a classic game of Hockey, Wennappuwa pulled in 2 goals to secure their first National title of the year.
Kavindya Peiris opened the scoring for Wennappuwa in the 24th minute of the game, gaining momentum early on. In the 30th minute, Demindu Samudra netted the second for Wennappuwa and sealed the championship for her team.
In the semifinals, Wennappuwa defeated the team representing Colombo Hockey Association 3-2 while Kandy edged out Sri Lanka Schools ‘Golds’ team 3 goals to 1, to reach the finals. In the 3rd place play-off, Colombo HA managed to beat Sri Lanka Schools ‘Golds’ 3-1 to take home Bronze.
Group Stage Results
|07.06.2019 (Day 1)|
|Sri Lanka Schools Maroons||0 – 2||Kandy DHA|
|Sri Lanka Schools Golds||0 – 0||Colombo HA|
|Matale HA||DQ||Wennappuwa HA|
|Galle HA||0 – 0||Badulla DHA|
|Sri Lanka Schools Maroons||0 – 2||Kalutara DHA|
|Sri Lanka Schools Golds||7 – 0||Gampaha DHA|
|Kandy DHA||DQ||Matale HA|
|Colombo HA||9 – 0||Galle DHA|
|Wennappuwa HA||3 – 0||Kalutara DHA|
|Badulla DHA||5 – 0||Gampaha DHA|
|08.06.2019 (Day 2)|
|Sri Lanka Schools Golds||3 – 0||Galle DHA|
|Colombo HA||17 – 0||Gampaha DHA|
|Kandy DHA||2 – 1||Kalutara DHA|
|Sri Lanka Schools Golds||2 – 0||Badulla DHA|
|Sri Lanka Schools Maroons||1 – 0||Wennappuwa HA|
|Galle DHA||2 – 0||Gampaha DDHA|
|Colombo HA||2 – 0||Badulla DHA|
|Kandy DHA||0 – 0||Wennappuwa HA|
The winning team along with other teams that performed well, will be called upon for National selection trials in the upcoming weeks. These trials will determine the Sri Lanka National U21 Women’s team for the AHF Women’s Junior Asia Cup 2020 which itself is a qualifier for the 2021 Junior Hockey World Cup.
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