Wednesday July 11, 2012
Norhasikin intends to help Terengganu win women’s hockey
THIS is Norhasikin Halim’s fourth consecutive Sukma outing with Terengganu in women’s hockey and the 21-year-old national player has only one wish: to help her team win the gold medal.
And she is all fired up to give it her best here after scoring four goals in five matches in the Asia Cup in Bangkok last week.
Terengganu last won the Sukma women’s hockey title 20 years ago in Johor.
She made her Sukma debut in 2006 (Kedah) and the team reached the quarter-finals. In 2008, Terengganu hosted the Games and finished runners-up – losing to Pahang. Two years ago in Malacca, they came in third.
“This is my last Sukma and it will be big blow to me and my team-mates if we do not win the gold medal,” said Norhasikin after scoring a 14th-minute goal in the 10-1 thrashing of hapless Kelantan in a Group B match yesterday.
Their third straight win takes Terengganu a step closer to reaching the semi-finals.
Terengganu, who defeated the Federal Territories (FT) 2-1 and Negri Sembilan 4-1 earlier, must beat Kedah today to seal a place in the semi-finals.
Yesterday, Nurul Najah Farhani Abdul Rashid (13th, 15th), Rashidah Mahmad (24th, 42nd) and Siti Sarah Mohd Idris (30th, 47th) scored a brace each for Terengganu, whose other goals were scored by Sharifah Nadiah Syed Mohd (18th), Nor Aini Mohd Tajuddin (50th) and Nur Aisyah Hashim (64th).
Norshafiqah Mazlan scored the consolation goal for Kelantan in the 67th minute.