Pune: Pooja Shendage let loose right from the time the whistle was blown as she scored four goals in the first four minutes and as if she opened the floodgates Pune rolled through with 13-0 win over Jalgaon and stormed into the semifinals of the Maharashtra State Junior Women’s Hockey Championship at the Shiv Chhatrapati Balewadi Sports Complex ground here on Saturday.
Playing in the third quarterfinal of the day, home team looked in total control as Pooja handed them breakthroughs much before Jalgaon defence could find their guard. Her seven teammates then joined the goal binge to complete 13-0 annihilation of the hapless Jalgaon side.
Earlier in the first two quarterfinals, Kolhapur rode on goals from Siddhi Jadhav (2nd, 53rd) and Gavri Shinde (14th, 34th, 41st) in beating Ratnagiri 10-0 to become the first team in the semifinals.
Raigad soon followed them with a 7-0 quarterfinal win over Dhule thanks to three goals from Aditi Surve.
The fourth and final quarterfinal was a washout as Nandurbar team failed to arrive, which allowed the Beed District Hockey Association to make it to the last four without even breaking the sweat.
Kolhapur 10 (Siddhi Jadhav 2nd, 53rd, Vaishnavi Bhoite 5th, Gavri Shinde 14th, 34th, 41st, Tanaya Sankpal 22nd, Ashwini Hiremath 27th, Ankita Mali 29th, Shreeya Pise 50th) beat Ratnagiri 0.
Raigad 7 (Sonal Nikam 14th, Aditi Surve 21st, 28th, 47th, Kabira Kalbaskar 29th, 44th, Ruchi Mahaddalkar 42nd) beat Dhule 0.
Pune 13 (Pooja Shendage 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 8th, Manashri Shedge 7th, Rucha Gaikwad 9th, Shailini Sakure 19th, Samrudhi Zujam 26th, Diksha Avghade 30th, Aarti Khetawat 31st, 37th, Durga Shinde 33rd) beat Jalgaon 0.