Odisha Sun Times Sports Bureau
Rourkela, Apr 21:
Rourkela defeated KIIT, Bhubaneswar on the opening day of the 3rd Hockey Odisha Women’a State Championship at the State Sports Hostel ground at Panposh here today.
As both the teams scored three goals each in the stipulated time, the match was decided in the penalty shootout in which the hosts defeated KIIT by 6-5 goals.
The inaugural function of the championship, jointly organised by Hockey Odisha and Sundargarh Hockey Association, was graced by Panposh sub collector SB Mishra.
Among others, general secretary of Hockey Odisha Pratap Satpathy, general secretary of Hockey Sundargarh Akshaya Choudhury, vice president Victor Kujur and in-charge of Panposh Sports Hostel AN Bihari were present.