In the first group sport of the European League, the BVB women’s handball crew 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 aim simply seconds earlier than the closing whistle.
At the begin of the group stage, BVB confronted their hardest opponent: Molde Elite, fourth in the Norwegian league. BVB in the Bundesliga gained 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 closing coaching session, Frida Rönning pulled a calf pressure and was not capable of 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 rapidly gained respect.
The inside 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 referred to 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 a very good quarter of an hour, the Borussia women’s aggressive protection adjusted to the opponent’s fashion 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 unbelievable 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 aim to make it 17:13, it seemed as if BVB had the tiring opponent below 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 recurrently 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 objectives (35′), have been all the time sturdy.
After about 50 minutes, coach Henk Groener needed to name the crew collectively. Some errors, poor defending and a few 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 a minimum of again on it when Lena Hauscher equalized together with her second penalty aim at 32:32 (58th).
The rigidity 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 closing whistle and fired the ball in at the proper angle to make it 33:32 from an virtually hopeless place.
Coach Henk Groener: “After ten minutes we managed the sport in protection and assault. We have been main by 5 objectives till the fiftieth minute. Then we performed unfocused for some time, lacking simple probabilities and never being very aggressive in defence. So It bought 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 have been higher for 45 minutes however then did not rating for eight or 9 minutes. I did not assume twice in the last second, I simply needed to by some means get the ball into the aim. At first I believed the gate was out of time. But I believe the win was okay.
Dana Blakeman: “Definitely issues bought tough, it was a really bodily sport. But every certainly one of us took accountability and went deep.
Rupert Thiele, Acting Head of the Department: “It was a very good ambiance, which helped. Hopefully there will probably be extra spectators subsequent time.”
Assistant Coach Andreas Kuno: “It was a tricky 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.