In the first group sport of the European League, the BVB women’s handball workforce defeated Norwegian consultant Mold Elite by 33:32 (19:15). In entrance of 550 followers at the Hammer Westpress Arena, captain Elena Grijsels sealed the win with a objective simply seconds earlier than the ultimate whistle.
At the begin of the group stage, BVB confronted their hardest opponent: Molde Elite, fourth in the Norwegian league. BVB in the Bundesliga received Wednesday’s duel against HSG Blomberg-Lippe at 33:30. Borussia pivot Lisa Antle was absent in Haim after injuring her ligament in Blomberg. On the different hand, Sarah Garovic, who was lacking last time, was used once more. In the ultimate coaching session, Frida Rönning pulled a calf pressure and was not in a position to play.
It was clear after 5 minutes that the first sport in the group stage could be something however a stroll in the park. A foul play between Alina Grijsels and Dana Blekmann earned the Norwegians a penalty with a 1:1, a seven-metre throw by Alina Grijsels led 2:1 for Molde. The Norwegians shortly gained respect.
The interior block, particularly with nationwide gamers Thale Rushfelt Deila and Sherin Obaidli, bravely captured what Alina Grijsels and Dana Blekman felt. When head coach Henk Groener known as a time-out in the eleventh minute, BVB was behind 5:6. The protection nonetheless had not caught the speedy Norwegian, particularly the harmful Mona Obaidli was unstoppable. After quarter of an hour, the Borussia women’s aggressive protection adjusted to the opponent’s model of play. Maret Ossenkop gave BVB a ten:9 lead.
They fought for each ball. Lina Hauser transformed a counter-attack at 15:13 in the twenty fourth minute with unimaginable willpower. That was in all probability the most vital section of the first half. When BVB goalkeeper Yara ten Holte fired the ball into the Norwegian’s empty objective to make it 17:13, it appeared as if BVB had the tiring opponent beneath management. VERY IMPORTANT: Just seconds earlier than the half-time whistle, Lena Hausher prolonged the result in 19:14 with a penalty. Shortly earlier than going to the altering room, Mona Obaidali additionally managed to catch with a throw of seven meters with 15:19 left.
BVB confirmed their class repeatedly in the second spherical. Passes by Dana Blekman and Alina Grijsels to line participant Emma Olsson, who gave BVB a 24–20 lead with two consecutive targets (35′), had been all the time sturdy.
After about 50 minutes, coach Henk Groener needed to name the workforce collectively. Just a few errors, poor defending and a little bit of dangerous luck in direction of the finish noticed Borussia break a safe five-goal lead. Rikke Larsen equalized 5 minutes earlier than the finish at 31:31, Mona Obaidli transformed Molde’s penalty to increase the rating to 32:31. BVB was at the very least again on it when Lena Hauscher equalized together with her second penalty objective at 32:32 (58th).
The pressure might be felt in the corridor, with 550 followers standing on the benches. Everything was already wanting like a draw when captain Alina Grijsels took cost one second earlier than the ultimate whistle and, from an virtually hopeless place, fired the ball in at the proper angle to make it 33:32.
Coach Henk Groener: “After ten minutes we managed the sport in protection and assault. We had been main by 5 targets by the fiftieth minute. Then we performed unfocused for some time, lacking simple possibilities and never being aggressive sufficient in defence. So It obtained thrilling once more. But Elena Grijsels took cost once more and fired the ball into the nook. That’s the mark of a captain.”
Alina Grizzles: “We had been higher for 45 minutes however then did not rating for eight or 9 minutes. I did not suppose twice in the last second, I simply needed to in some way get the ball into the objective. At first I believed the gate was out of time. But I believe the win was okay.
Dana Blakeman: “Definitely issues obtained tough, it was a really bodily sport. But every considered one of us took accountability and went deep.
Rupert Thiele, Acting Head of the Department: “It was environment, which helped. Hopefully there will likely be extra spectators subsequent time.”
Assistant Coach Andreas Kuno: “It was a troublesome combat however the victory was effectively deserved. Especially since we needed to play with out Lisa Antle, Frida Rönning and Harma van Krieg and Sarah Garovic had their first assignments after two weeks of sickness.
BVB Handball Women: moth, ten holte (1), cohorst; Grizzels (5), Sprengers (2), Kucian (1), Ossenkop (1), Olsson (6), Blekman (6), Sasaki (2), Hauscher (4/2), Stines, Schwarz, Garovic (5)
Outlook: On Wednesday, January 11, Borussia will host second-place Thüringer HC in the prime sport in the Bundesliga. Throw-off is at 7.30pm in the Wellinghofen Hall. Only 4 days later, the subsequent group sport in the European league is at Siófok KC in Hungary. Throw-in is at 2 p.m.