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February 9, 2018

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Karachi hold Quetta in Women’s Hockey League

Karachi hold Quetta in Women’s Hockey League

KARACHI: Two thrilling matches were witnessed on the third day of the 2nd Women’s Hockey Super League at the National Hockey Stadium in Lahore on Thursday.

Karachi Dolphins came from behind to hold Quetta Panthers to a 2-2 draw.Quetta went ahead in the 5th minute when their captain Kulsoom Shahzadi utilised a penalty corner. But the lead did not last long as Karachi’s vice-captain Tehmina equalised through open play. It stayed 1-1 at half time.

In the 37th minute, Quetta again went into ascendancy through a penalty corner converted by Iqra Hanif.However, within six minutes, Sadaf Rafi brought parity through a penalty corner.In the other match, reigning champions Lahore Lions were given a fright by Islamabad Shaheens.

Islamabad took lead through Sidra Kanwal in the fifth minute. Lahore made it 1-1 in the 12th minute when international Hamra Latif slammed a penalty corner into the net. Lahore made repeated raids but were foiled. Islamabad also had a few chances.Lahore’s Sharika Sarwar netted the winning goal in the 44th minute. It was the 11-year-old prodigy’s third goal of the tournament in as many matches.

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