The best eight teams at the Women’s European U17 Championships in Volos had a day off today. On Day 6, the matches for the 9-16 classification were played.
Hungary clinched the 9th place by beating Israel 12:10. Germany defeated Great Britain in the match for the 11th place (12:7). After a thrilling finish, Turkey posted an 8:7 win over Romania to take the 13th place. Bulgaria beat the Czech Republic in the match for the 15th place (11:3).
Saturday, 7 September
Semifinals 5th-8th place
Serbia – Slovakia
France – Greece
Semfinals 1st-4th place
Netherlands – Spain
Italy – Russia
Women’s European U17 Championships, Day6
Hungary – Israel 12:10 (2:1, 5:3, 2:3, 3:3)
Hungary: Pocze 4, Zantleitner 3, Somogyvari 2, Alaksza 2, Forgacs 1.
Israel: Bogachenko 7, Yaacobi 2, Menakerman 1.
A minute and a half before the middle break, Hungary had a 7:2 lead. However, in the remaining time, the Hungarians had to work hard to keep the advantage. Israel, led by Miriam Bogachenko (7 goals), climbed back and trailed by only a single goal (10:11) three and a half minutes before the end. Hungary’s Noemi Zantleitner converted an extra-man attack for 12:10 three minutes and 8 seconds from time. This was the last goal in the encounter and Hungary kept a 2-goal win. The Hungarians can’t be satisfied with the 9th place, as they are always favourites for medals, while the 10th place is a nice result for Israel.
Great Britain – Germany 7:12 (2:3, 2:4, 0:2, 3:3)
Great Britain: Smith 3, Maloney 1, Mills 1, Motley 1, Girvin 1.
Germany: Vunder 5, Tadday 3, Rieck 2, Plotz 1, Kijlstra 1.
Germany was leading from the beginning. Midway through the 3rd period, the Germans built a 5-goal lead(9:4) and maintained the advantage until the end.
Romania – Turkey 7:8 (2:1, 2:0, 2:3, 1:4)
Romania: Olteanu 3, Bonca 2, Piedemonte 1, Kovacs 1.
Turkey: Visha 3, Danismend 2, Duran 1, Arici 1, Uysal 1.
Romania had a nice start and gained a 5:1 lead early in the third period. But, Turkey refused to lie down. The Turks came back and went ahead (7:6) with 34 seconds remaining on the clock. That was the start of a real thriller. Just 13 seconds later, Romania equalised from a penalty shot (7:7). Turkey earned an extra-man attack 14 seconds from time. Visha found the net for an 8:7 win just 4 seconds before the final buzzer.
Classification 15th – 16th
Bulgaria – Czech Republic 11:3 (3:0, 3:1, 3:0, 2:2)
Bulgaria: Zhelyazkova 5, Rumenova 3, Naneva 2, Stefanova 1.
Czech Republic: Drnkova 3.
Bulgaria easily defeated the Czech Republic.
12 Great Britain
16 Czech Republic.