TAC, Central into women’s hockey final

Published On: January 20, 2018 09:31 AM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, Jan 20: Departmental team Tribhuvan Army Club (TAC) has set the summit clash with Central Region in the ongoing 17th Men’s and second Women’s National Hockey Tournament under the National Sports Council (NSC) Championship on Friday. 

In the last league matches of the women’s category, TAC defeated Western Region 2-0 in which Tanka Maya Khapangi and Pinky Sinjali bagged a goal each. Likewise, Central beat defending champion Far-western Region 1-0 courtesy a goal from Nerita Basnet. 

TAC reached the final finishing first with 12 points in the tournament played in round robin league format. Central accumulated seven points and became second. Also, Western claimed third spot with same points but lower ranking due to less goal difference, and Far-western grabbed fourth place. Western will now take on Far-western for the third place. 

Meanwhile, in men’s category, Western finished third as it defeated Eastern on sudden death. The match was pushed to penalty shootout as the teams played a goal-less draw in the regulated 70 minutes. 

Earlier, TAC and Far-western had already reached the final on Thursday. The final of both men’s and women’s categories as well as the women’s third-place match will be played on Saturday. 

The 13th National Wushu Tournament is set to start from Saturday in Itahari.
Treasurer of Nepal Wushu Association (NWA) Suman Bhatta informed that a total of 264 players featuring five regional teams and three departmental teams—Tribhuvan Army Club (TAC), Armed Police Force (APF), and Nepal Police Club (NPC)—will participate in the tournament.  A total of 17 categories in sanshou and 8 in thaulo will be played in the three-day tournament. 

Kho Kho
Departmental team Tribhuvan Army Club (TAC) and Mid-western Region have won the third National Kho Kho Tournament of men’s category on Friday.

In the match played in Rupandehi, defending champion TAC defended its title defeating Far-western Region 11-7 in the summit clash. Likewise, Central Region beat Mid-western Region 20-13 in the third-place match.

Meanwhile, in the women’s category, Mid-western saw off Far-western 10-8 in the final. Defending champion TAC satisfied for the third place as it overcame Central 13-2. 

TAC’s Shyam Budathoki was rewarded with the best chaser and Far-western’s Santosh Bohara got the best runner award in men’s category. 

Likewise, in the women’s category, Mid-western’s Laxmi Thapa became the best chaser and Far-western Puja Ojha won the best runner award.

A total of five regional teams and TAC had participated in the three-day tournament played in league cum knockout format.

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