State Bank Officer Association (SBOA) Public School (Mumbai division), Nerul, emerged as the second runner-up in the U-17 girls hockey inter-school tournament concluded at Nander on October 27. SBOA lost the semi-final in a penalty shoot-out.
In the quarter final, SBOA school had defeated the Aurangabad division by 2-1 in the knock out tournament. Dipti Shinde and Simran Saini scored the goals. Aurangabad scored the first goal at the 10th minute and took a lead. SBOA made a comeback in the match at 15th minute, when Saini scored the first goal for the team. In the second half, Shinde, scored the second goal which proved the deciding goal of the match.
SBOA school lost the semi-final to Kolhapur division in a penalty shoot-out. “In the stipulated time, no team scored any goal. The match was decided through a penalty shoot-out,” said Bheem Ghale, coach of SBOA team. The School lost the match by 3-2.
For third place, SBOA defeated Nashik division by 1-0. The only goal was scored at 15th minute of the second half. Purvi Kokate, scored the lone winning goal for the team. “Our players showed good defence in the match and prevented them to take lead,” said Ghale.
A total eight divisions, namely Mumbai, Pune, Nashik, Latur, Aurangabad, Kolhapuri, Amravati, Nagpur participated in the meet. The match was held at four venues in Nander.Earlier, SBOA School had won the Mumbai division match, by defeating Carmel of St Joseph School, Malad, to qualify to play the state tournament. “They have played well in the tournament. The semi final was a tough match for both team as it was decided in the penalty shoot out,” said coach Ghale.
Anjali Singh, Tanishka Shetty, Dipti Shinde, Neha Nerurkar, Bhavika Bhandare, Simone deshpande, Rashmi Dimri, Simran Saini, Komal Patankar. Rutuja Phadtare, Mansi Kadam, Malvika Thevar, Rajani Mariye, Vani Singh, Purvi Kokate, Ankita Chandrashekar, Bheem Ghale (coach).