As many as five Railway girls - Rani, Poonam Rani, Vandana Kataria, Soundriya Y and Joydeep Kaur racked up hat-tricks. Rani led the goal deluge scoring five times, while Poonam Rani struck four times. Deepika and Th. Chanchan fired a brace while Anupa Barla and Jasjeet Kaur scored one each.
In fact, the Railway forwardline were so devastating that the likes of Rani and Soundriya Y got their hat-tricks in the first half itself as they led 12-0 at half-time.
Defending champions Hockey Haryana smashed Chhattisgarh Hockey 13-0 to join RSPB in the last-four stage. Haryana rode on hat-tricks from Navneet Kaur and Navjot Kaur to pull off a lop-sided win. Hockey Jharkhand also entered the semifinals after drubbing Mumbai Hockey Association 8-1, while Punjab is the fourth team to make it to the semifinals.
In the semifinals, Haryana face Jharkhand, while Railways meet Punjab.