On the second electrifying day of action in the Women’s Champions League, there is still a great deal at stake surrounding who will progress to the next round.
The day’s attention is immediately drawn to Group B in Glyfada, with two fascinating and closely contested games playing out this evening. Eger found an excellent result against a Terrassa side with real pedigree, winning 14-13. Prior to that match, De Zaan stunned the hosts Glyfada by a single goal, 12-11—a significant victory that puts them right back in contention for a berth in the next round.
In a match that was closer than expected in Group D, Dunaujvaros defeated Mulhouse 14-11, while their Hungarian rivals in Group C, Ferencvaros, defeated Lille, another French side, by ten goals (18-8).
Around the different groups, Ethnikos, Mediterrani, and Nice all earned their first qualification round points with resounding victories against Spandau, ASC, and Pacense, respectively.
Mataro inflicted a heavy defeat on ZVL 1886, to join Ferencvaros and Eger in being the only three unbeaten teams in the competition.
You can read the report of the four earlier games in the morning from Groups A and B here
Ema Vernoux, on loan from INSEP, scored an incredible nine goals as Nice defeated CA Pacense by a score of 20-4. Pacense were completely out of their depth against the French side, and things don’t look much better for the next games against Mataro and Vouliagmeni.
The next highest scorer for Olympic Nice in the match was the Swiss international, Jaqui Kohli, who scored four goals.
In the last game of the day, Mataro humbled ZVL with a 27-5 thrashing in Porto.
When Mataro signed Silvia Avegno and Rita Keszthelyi, they secured two incredible players, but most obviously, Mataro were guaranteed goals from two world-class finishers. On show again today, Keszthelyi netted six times, while the Italian Avegno fired home another five scores. The deadly Dutch duo of Van de Kraats and Sevenich both hit three scores.
Mataro have played the two top teams, and are now certainly guaranteed the top spot in the group to be proud of on their 1100 km journey back to Maresme.
CA Pacense 4 – 20 Olympic Nice (2-6, 0-5, 1-5, 1-4)
Pacense: A. Barbosa, L. Silva, C. Quinhentas, R. Duarte 1, J. Teixeira 1, M. Matos, A. Andrade, F. Duarte, B. Peixoto, L. Matos, V. Freire 2, B. Santiago, A. Sousa
Nice: M. Chabrier, L. Vernoux, B. Van de Velde 1, J. Kohli 4, K. Noy, A. Grass, M. Barbieux 1, V. Tamas 2, E.Vernoux 9, L. Di Fraja 1, Y. Deschapt 2, S. Amcher, C. Vidal
ZVL 1886 5 – 27 CN Mataro (2-8, 0-5, 1-6, 2-8)
ZVL: J. Oosting, D. Kammerman 1, L. Roels 1, R. De Kleer 1, L. Verhagen, N. Zwiers 2, D. Gras, A. Pauli, L. Terpstra, M. Van Veen, T. Van der Meer, J. Joor, C. Van Leeuwen
Mataro: E. Sanchez, S. Morell 2, S. Van de Kraats 3 A. Gual, V. Sevenich 3, R. Keszthelyi-Nagy 6, C. Cambray, C. Nogue 1, S. Avegno 5, Q. Bertran 3, A. Espar 2, M. Claveria Murillo 2, E. Carmon
- CN Mataro – 2 – 6pts
- ZVL 1886 – 3 – 6pts
- NC Vouliagmeni – 2 – 3pts
- Olympic Nice – 3 – 3pts
- CA Pacense – 2 – 0pts
This evening, Glyfada was the place to be, with two incredibly thrilling matches between four outstanding teams.
Firstly, ZV De Zaan stunned Glyfada to take a hugely unexpected 12-11 victory. Lieke Rogge was the hero with five scores in an incredible match.
De Zaan were quite excellent in the first half, taking an amazing 9-5 lead after sixteen minutes. The hosts really applied the pressure on the Dutch team, but Mick Van de Bree’s team showed maturity to see the game out and secure one of their biggest results in recent history.
Meanwhile, Eger held on magnificently to defeat Terrassa by a single goal (14-13). The Hungarians led from the start, but were continuously pegged back by Terrassa, who wouldn’t let up until the end.
Dora Czigany followed up her five goals against Zaan this morning with another four scores, while two summer signings from Dunaujvaros, Dorottya Szilagyi and Csenge Szellak, scored hat-tricks. Honourable mentions must go to Terassa’s attacking outlets, Fleurien Bosveld and Paula Camus, who shared eleven goals between them in the game.
ZV De Zaan 12 – 11 NC Glyfada (5-3, 4-2, 1-3, 2-3)
Zaan: E. Alander, L.Rogge 5, L. Den Ouden 1, M. Schapp 3, T. Sam 1, E. Roijen, S. Vleeshakker, M. Koopman 1, D. Sap 1, L. Plugge, M. Van Tol, B. Rogge, B. Van den Dobbelsteen
Glyfada: E. Karytsa, P. Ninou, T. Moustakaria, I. Wolves, E. Grigoropoulou 1, E. Ninou 3, E. Antoniadi, I. Kanellopoulou, I. Koolhaas, E. Fountontou 4, L. Katsoni, S. Kontogianni 1, V. Tsiara
ZF Eger 14 – 13 CN Terrassa (4-5, 3-2, 5-4, 2-2)
Eger: A. Kiss, P. Jancso, I. Borsi, R. Parkes, D. Molnar, Z. Katona, S. Szilagyi, D. Czigany 4, B. Kekesi 1, F. Bodi 1, C. Szellak 3, D. Szilagyi 3, M. Dulic
Terrassa: S. Domene, M. Manso, K. Paul 1, N. Cuenda, C. Cantero, D. Quinzada, N. Ten Broek 1, P. Pena, D. Menakerman, P. Camus 5, P. Finestra, F. Bosveld 6, E. Arcas
- ZF Eger – 2 – 6pts
- CN Terrassa – 3 – 4pts
- ZV De Zaan – 3 – 4pts
- ANO Glyfada – 2 – 3pts
- Grand Nancy – 2 – 0pts
The two giants in Group C monstered past their opponents this evening.
The Ferencváros machine keeps ticking over nicely, with enough quality to see off Lille in Barcelona. Fradi were the superior team throughout the entire contest.
Greta Gurisatti netted five goals in the game, while there were three goals apiece for the in-form Panna Pocze and the starting leftie for the Hungarian national team, Dora Leimeter.
In the same pool, Mediterrani relished the opportunity to practice their shooting in front of a home crowd, with Marian Diaz’s side taking no liberties against ASC, winning 31-7.
It was their young summer signing, U19 Spanish International Daniela Moreno, who was the highest scorer with six strikes. Alba Munoz and Paula Crespi shared ten goals equally.
LUC Metropole 8 – 18 FTC Telekom Budapest (2-4, 3-5, 2-4, 1-5)
Lille: M. Rycraw, M. Ouchach, L. Baes, G. Fitaire, E. Hardy 1, G. Deike, V. Kordonskaia 1, E. Bovali, O. Hertzka 2, M. O’Reilly 2, N. Meijer 2, A. Kochetova, E. Lefbvre
FTC: B. Neszmely, B. Vosseberg 2, Z. Mate 2, G. Gurisatti 5, P. Pocze 3, T. Farkas 1, D. Leimeter 3, A. Illes, S. Kuna, P. Petik 1, E. Millot 1, D. Domsodi, L. Greso
CE Mediterrani 31 – 7 Sirens ASC Malta (7-2, 5-1, 8-3, 11-1)
Mediterrani: I. Costa, A. Munoz 5, A. Crevier 3, A. Marcos 1, V. Bakoc 2, C. Rodriguez 2, L. Marsinach 2, D. Moreno 6, M. Viladot 2, H. Dalmases 2, P. Crespi 5, S. Lizotte 1, G. Palm
ASC: A. Amato, E. Montfort, E. Amato, M. Perici Ferrante 2, M. Falzon, K. Agius 2, D. Micallef 2, K. Navarro, Z. Bartolo 1, Z. Cutajar Licari, K. Agius
- FTC Telekom Budapest – 2 – 6pts
- Plebiscito Padova – 1 – 3pts
- CE Mediterrani – 2 – 3pts
- LUC Metropole – 1 – 0pts
- Sirens ASC Malta – 2 – 0pts
While the teams in Group D have all played a different number of games, four of the five teams are tied on three points each.
The runners-up from last season’s LEN Trophy, Dunaujvaros, played their first Champions League game of the season this evening, edging past Mulhouse 14-11.
In a closer game than anticipated, Ujvaros initially took a 4-0 lead in the first quarter. But Mulhouse, in their home pool, worked their way into the game to secure a very respectable result against one of Europe’s most established teams.
Attila Mihok could rely on his captain, Krisztina Garda, to come up clutch with five goals, while Anna Mucsy Mandula found four of her shots ripple in the back of the net.
Earlier, Ethnikos bounced back from their disappointing showing against SIS Roma yesterday with a comfortable 20-6 victory over German champions Spandau.
Alkistis Benekou, one of the two Benekou twins on Leandros Stefanos’s side, netted five goals, while Ioulia Kontoni and recent signing Charlize Andrews hit four each.
Ethnikos Piraeus 20 – 6 Spandau 04 Berlin (5-0, 4-2, 7-4, 4-0)
Ethnikos: E. Sotireli, A. Karampetsou 2, M. Borisova 2, E. Beta 1, I. Kontoni 4, E. Katsimpri 1, F. Chatzikyriaki 1, A. Benekou 5, M. Rakintzi, E. Kanetidou, I. Benekou, C. Andrews
Spandau: J. Milicich, E. Koch 2, M. Linder, I. Deike, K. Cepicka, N. Busauerova 2, N. Zelmer, U. Doerries,D. Czirbus, A. Rieck, E. Houghton 2, M. Tutusaus Alcaraz, A. Oldenburg
Mulhouse WP 11 – 14 Dunaujvaros (0-4, 3-4, 4-3, 4-3)
Mulhouse: L. Cruz, M. Le Roux, A. Battu 1, L. Forgacs 3, L. Guillet 3, L. Jean Michel, K. Mihaly, L. Andres, A. Van Dyke, V. Kretzmann-Bahia 1, V. Heurtaux 2, A. Daule 1, R. Edgerton
DFVE: L. Maczko, C. Jonkl 1, N. Sajben, D. Dobi 2, B. Horvath, G. Mahieu, N. Szabo 2, K. Garda 5, A. Mandula 4, D. Kardos, N. Sumegi, L. Aarts
- SIS Roma – 1 – 3pts
- Dunaujvaros – 1 – 3pts
- Ethnikos – 2 – 3pts
- Mulhouse – 2 – 3pts
- Spandau – 2 – 0pts
Day 3 – Saturday, 19th November
09:30 – Spandau 04 Berlin vs SIS Roma
10:00 – FTC Telekom Budapest vs Sirens ASC
11:30 – Ethnikos vs Dunaujvaros
11:45 – Lille UC vs Plebiscito Padova
18:15 – Plebiscito Padova vs FTC Telekom Budapest
18:30 – Dunaujvaros vs SIS Roma
18:45 – ANO Glyfada vs CN Terrassa
19:00 – NC Vouliagmeni vs ZVL 1886
20:00 – CE Mediterrani vs Lille UC
20:30 – Grand Nancy vs ZF Eger
20:30 – Mulhouse WP vs Ethnikos
Day 4 – Sunday, 20th November
09:30 – Dunaujvaros vs Spandau 04 Berlin
09:45 – ZV De Zaan vs Grand Nancy
10:00 – Olympic Nice vs CN Mataro
11:15 – Lille UC vs Sirens ASC Malta
11:30 – Mulhouse vs SIS Roma
11:45 – NC Glyfada vs ZF Eger
12:00 – CA Pacense vs NC Vouliagmeni
13:00 – CE Mediterrani vs Plebiscito Padova
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