Mumbai girls win Dubai title

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Mumbai: Friends United girls hockey team created waves in Dubai by winning the Lusitanians’ Ladies Invitation Hockey Tournament for the third time in a row.

The Mumbai team outplayed Dubai Hockey Club 3-0 in the final on February 6 at the Dubai Scholars Ground to win the eight-team league-cum-knockout competition, according to a release on February 8.

In the semi-finals, the Mumbai club, promoted by former player Hillary Gomes and trained by former India captain Dhanraj Pillay, beat Dubai Scholars 4-0.

In the final, Vishakha Dodke scored a brace while 14-year-old Jemima Monteiro scored once to emerge as the team’s highest scorer, while Nimmy Nair of Chak De India fame was adjudged the “Best Player” of the tournament.

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