The big surprise on Matchday 13 of the women’s league in Hungary was that Dunaujvaros were held to a 9-9 home draw against Szentes. In fact, they very nearly lost, but for a late goal in the dying seconds from Krisztina Garda.
Meanwhile, league leaders Ferencvaros maintained their position at the top of the table with a commanding 14-9 win over Eger. It was a dominant performance from Ferencvaros, who showed why they are the team to beat this season. UVSE also had a great day at the office, with an impressive 18-5 victory over Szeged. Their attacking play was simply too much for Szeged to handle, and they ran out comfortable winners.
Mercedes Stieber and BVSC had an easy victory over Tatabanya, coached by her former teammate Krisztina Zantleitner. BVSC were too strong for their opponents, and they comfortably won the game 17-8.
Gyor and the Third District didn’t play today, but their matchday 13 game is due to take place next Thursday.
Dunaujvaros 9 – 9 Szentes (2-1, 2-2, 4-3, 1-3)
Dunaujvaros: L. Maczko, C. Jonkl, N. Sajben, L. Dobi Dorina 3, B. Horvath, G. Mahieu, N. Szabo, K. Garda 4, L. Kardos, L. Somogyvari, R. Pal, N. Sumegi 2, D. Kardos, A. Eikel
Szentes: J. Futsi, V. Varga 2, Z. Horvath, K. Macsai 1, V. Dankina 1, J. Dobos, D. Samsonova 1, V. Bonca 4, R. Korom, N. Heri.
Szentes pulled off a huge shock away to Dunaujvaros, holding them to a 9-9 tie at Eva Fabo.
The match was a see-saw battle, with Attila Mihok’s Dunaujvaros team looking like they were in control early on, taking a 2-1 lead in the first quarter and extending it to 5-3 in the third. However, the Saints from Szentes were not to be outdone and fought back to level the score at 5-5 and then again at 6-6.
Just when it looked like Dunaujvaros had regained the upper hand, with Nora Sumegi and Krisztina Garda giving them an 8-6 lead going into the final quarter, the momentum shifted dramatically. Szentes found the next three scores, courtesy of Dankina, Samsonova, and Bonca, to take a shock 9-8 lead. They were tantalizingly close to pulling off one of the shocks of the season.
However, Krisztina Garda, who was Dunaujvaros’ hero on the day with four scores, had other ideas. With just nine seconds left on the clock, she rescued a point for Dunaujvaros, salvaging some pride for the second best team in the league standings.
The tie doesn’t change much in the grand scheme of things for Dunaujvaros, but it does put a halt to their good momentum and narrows the gap between them and UVSE to just a single point. Meanwhile, Szentes remains in 6th place, but they are comfortably clear of the Third District in 7th.
FTC Telekom 14- 9 ZF Eger (5-4, 3-1, 4-3, 2-1)
FTC: B. Neszmely, B. Vosseberg, Z. Mate 1, G. Gurisatti 5, P. Pocze, T. Farkas 2, D. Leimeter 3, A. Illes 3, S. Kuna, P. Petik, D. Toth Csabai, D. Domsodi, E. Millot, L. Greso
Eger: A. Kiss, P. Jancso 1, I. Borsi, R. Parkes, D. Molnar, Z. Katona, E. Weston, D. Czigany 2, B. Kekesi 2, F. Bodi, C. Szellak 1, D. Szilagyi 3, S. Szilagyi, M. Dulic
Five goals from Greta Gurisatti helped Ferencvaros overcome Eger 14-9.
The league leaders were well worth their win, which ended Eger’s five game winning streak in the league.
Eger started the game brightly, securing a 2-0 lead inside the opening two minutes. However, Ferencvaros, buoyed by a first-half hat-trick from former Hungarian international Anna Illes, fought back to take a 5-4 lead at the end of the opening quarter.
The momentum continued to swing Ferencvaros’ way in the second quarter, with three straight scores (Gurisatti 2, Leimeter) propelling Gyorgy Gerendas’ league leaders to an 8-4 advantage. Despite Eger’s best efforts, with two strikes from Dorottya Szilagyi, Ferencvaros remained comfortably ahead.
Heading into the final quarter, Ferencvaros held a commanding 12-8 lead. While the fourth quarter lacked action, the Hungarian cup leaders sealed the deal with two former BVSC players, Dora Leimeter and Tamara Farkas.
UVSE 18 – 5 Szeged (6-1, 4-2, 2-2, 6-0)
UVSE: A. Magyari, T. Aubeli, E. Macsai, Z. Koka, G. Szucs 1, E. Varro 3, V. Baksa 1, K. Farago 1, P. Szegedi 6, R. Irmes 1, Z. Lendvay 2, K. Peresztegi-Nagy 2, P. Klemm 1, E. Karpati
Szeged: B/ Gyongyosi, K. Szabo, N. Lendvai 2, M. Pap, S. Tatrai, L. Raski, K. Kenez 1, E. Bocskay, B. Padar, A. Torma, V. Vikor
Excellent opening and closing spells for UVSE guaranteed them a healthy 18-5 victory over Szeged at Alfred Hajos on Friday night.
A six-goal haul for Panni Szegedi made her the game’s stand-out player, but UVSE never looked like losing this one.
UVSE set the tone early on in the match, taking a commanding 5-0 lead in the first quarter, signalling their intent for the rest of the game. Although Szeged managed to pull back some goals, the match was effectively over by the last quarter, with UVSE leading 12-5. The final quarter saw UVSE deliver an impressive 6-0 shutout, boosting their goal difference and securing a dominant victory.
As has been the trend for Marton Benczur’s team this season, there was also a debut goal for number 13, Petra Klemm, a fifteen-year-old player who showed impressive skills and nerves of steel, converting from the 5m line.
Tatabanya 8 – 17 BVSC-Zuglo (1-6, 1-5, 2-3, 4-3)
Tatabanya: D. Kovacs, H. Zantleitner, N. Zantleitner 1, P. Zink 1, B. Orban, E. Becsey 2, S. Felkai, E. Rajna 4, J. Kovacs, L. Soti, K. Perjesi, D. Kovacs, B. Mikola
BVSC: K. Kakas, F. Fekete 2, K. Meszaros Farkas, R. Toth, C. Dobos 3, L. Bereczki 3, E. Batizi 1, T. Kolarova 1, L. Urvari 1, N. Kele 3, B. Csucs, A. Games, Z. Polak, Z. Hajdu
After two narrow defeats, BVSC didn’t slip up on their trip to Tatabanya, with a 17-8 win for Mercedes Stieber’s team.
There were hat-tricks for four BVSC players; Csenge Dobods, Luca Bereczki, Nikolett Kele and Zsofia Polak.
BVSC was in control from the very beginning, setting the tone with two quick goals from the sharp Nikolett Kele in the opening minute and a half. They built on this lead, adding five more goals, and leading 8-1.
Although Eniko Rajna tried to spark a comeback with four goals for the hosts, BVSC continued to pile on the pressure, leading 11-2 at half-time and extending their advantage to a comfortable ten-goal margin by the end of the third quarter (14-4).
Tatabanya started competing in the last quarter, but it was of no significance. They haven’t earned any points since November.
Next Matchday (February 22)
Szeged vs GYVSE Gyor
BVSC-Zuglo vs FTC Telekom
Third District vs Tatabanya
ZF Eger vs Dunaujvaros
Szentes vs UVSE
- FTC Telekom – 13 – 39pts
- Dunaujvaros – 13 – 34pts
- UVSE – 13 – 33pts
- ZF Eger – 12 – 24pts
- BVSC-Zuglo – 13 – 21pts
- Szentes – 13 – 16pts
- Third District – 12 – 7pts
- GYVSE Gyor – 12 – 6pts
- Tatabanya – 12 – 4pts
- Szeged – 13 – 3pts
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