Panaji: Goa University misses out on podium finish losing the third place match to Guru Nanak Dev University,Amritsar 1 -3 in women’s football at Khelo India University Games 2020, Bhubaneswar, Odisha
Goa University have themselves to blame as they created many chances before half time but converted only one through Karishma Shirvoikar in the 34th minute.
After the break GNDU kept pressing for equaliser and were rewarded with a goal in the 66th minute.
Trying to regain the lead and attacking, Goa suffered a set back when a strong drive from GNDU forward bounced awkwardly to beat Keeper Ashoka Gadekar to give GNDU 2-1 lead.
Fighting hard with time running out and resisting the strong physical play of their Punjab opponents. Goa University conceded the third goal in the closing minutes of the match.
Though finishing without any medal, the Goan girls won praises and appreciation from the opponents coaches and many a spectators for the attractive brand of possession and passing football they exhibited throughout the Khelo India Games.
Final position: Annamalai University (Gold), Madurai Kamraj (Silver), Guru Nanak Dev University (Bronze).
The Goa University team: Scindia Saundatikar (captain), Ashika Gadekar, Dishna Kumar, Karen Costa, Daphina Costa, Chetna Tirodkar, Akshata Patil, Jeronimo Colaco, Anline Fernandes, Karishma Shirvoikar, Sushmita Jadav, Alicia Fernandes, Ancella Barretto, Annette Da Costa, Roma Gadekar, Divya Sangodkar, Neefa Clemente, Swarangi Reddy, Girijadevi Desai (Coach), Mabel Mascarenhas (Manager).