Pune, Jan 18 (IBNS) Hosts Maharashtra Under-19 girls rallied to score a hard-fought 6-5 sudden-death win over Uttar Pradesh and enter the Pune Football Club 58th National School Under-17 and 19 Football Girls Championship 2012-13, organised by Directorate of Sports and Youth Services, Pune, Maharashtra and Zilla Krida Parishad, at Balewadi Sports Complex, on Friday.
Trailing by a goal, Maharashtra found their hero in Alisha Ranikhenawala who scored from long range to cancel Uttar Pradesh's Ruby Kayal strike.
In the ensuing tie-breaker, both teams were tied 4-4 to push the game into sudden-death wherein Snehal Manchkar's conversion sealed the win for Maharashtra.
The win, thus, helped Maharashtra enter the last-8 in both sections with the Under 17's qualified on Thursday to earn a bye by topping the group.
Meanwhile, Haryana turned out to be the only team to score wins in both sections in the prequarterfinals and advance.
The quarterfinal line-up is;
Under-17: Maharashtra v Haryana; Delhi v Manipur; Bihar v Mizoram; Nagaland v Jharkhand
Under-19: Goa v Jharkhand; Chhattisgarh v Odisha; Tamil Nadu v Maharashtra; Haryana v West Bengal
Under-17: Haryana: 1 (3) (Jyoti) bt Assam: 1 (1) (Meghali Borvah); Delhi: 2 (Dalima, Eakmbra) bt Chhattisgarh: 1(Raimati); Nagaland: 6 (L. Lum 3, Neichutuo 2, Vizonouo) bt Tamil Nadu: 0; Mizoram: 5 (Irene Lalnshhawmi 2, Laihmin Sohhuahpuii, Lalman Puii, Edenthari) bt Madhya Pradesh: 0
Under-19: Jharkhand: 5 (Sandhya Kachhap 2, Mini Hansda, Singi Kachhap, Dular Marandi) bt Uttrakhand: 1 (Anita Rawat); Chhattisgarh: 6 (Manju Shori 4, Bharati Harpal, Vijeta Berman) bt Madhya Pradesh: 0; Maharashtra: 1 (5) (Alisha Ranikhenawala; Yashshree, Alisha, Nirmala Dhurve, Roshini Dadachandani, Snehal Manchkar) bt Uttar Pradesh: 1 (4) (Ruby Kayal; Shikha, Deepshika, Ruby Kayal, Beauty); Haryana: 3 (Reena Devi 2, Nirmala Singh) bt Gujarat: 0.