The all-important goal for Haryana came in the 40th minute and they successfully prevented their northern neighbours from seeking parity or overhauling the score line.
It was a nervy encounter for both the teams for most part of the first two quarters, but it was Haryana who finally managed to break the deadlock when they scored through a penalty corner which was converted by Sahil Sharma, a Hockey India statement said here.
Punjab threatened to breach the Haryana defence in the closing stages but could not find the equaliser and had to settle as the runners-up.
In the bronze medal match, it was Odisha who came out on top as they defeated Uttar Pradesh 3-2 in the penalty shootout after all the four quarters went goal-less.
Meanwhile, in the Under-17 women's competition, Haryana defeated hosts Maharashtra 5-0 in their Pool B match.
The other Pool B match saw Odisha defeat Mizoram by a fine margin of 4-2 to remain on top with six points from two matches.
In the other Pool B match, Punjab registered their first win of the competition as they comprehensively beat Chandigarh 7-1, the statement added.
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