There were big victories for Hungary, Australia and Greece on the second day of the U16 World Women’s Championships, as the first phase of the tournament has now concluded.
With the first preliminary round of the women’s competition finishing in Larissa, all the teams will be reallocated to one of four new Groupings.
So far, in the first preliminary round, Hungary, Greece, Spain and the Netherlands all finished atop of their respective groups. However, the competition isn’t done yet; the other teams still have a shot at taking home silverware and medals.
After finishing top of Group A undefeated, with victories today against Croatia and Italy, Hungary will now form a new Group E with the runners up of Group B, Australia, and the so far winless United States, who finished bottom of Group C.
As mentioned there, the United States are rooted to the bottom of Group C after losing to both Japan (11-10) and Spain (6-3) – the latter nation takes the top berth in Group C, and now forms Group G alongside Israel and Croatia.
Hosts Greece will presently accompany Japan, South Africa and Turkey, to form a quartet in Group F.
The Netherlands finished top of Group D with a perfect win record. The Orange’s second group stage opponents will be Italy, who were defeated by Hungary today by a score of 9-4, and Switzerland, who are considered to be enormous underdogs in that new cluster.
From here, the top two teams from each new group will progress into a traditional knockout tournament bracket, while the third and fourth place teams will fight it out in the ‘silver’ classification games – in which the winners will receive a medal.
Group E – Hungary, Australia, United States
Group F – Greece, Japan, South Africa, Turkiye
Group G – Spain, Israel, Croatia
Group H – Netherlands, Italy , Switzerland
Hungary 11-2 Croatia (3-1, 4-0, 2-0, 2-1)
Hungary: L. Torma, H. Zantleitner, L. Kardos, Z. Horvath, L. Soti, N. Lendvai 2, E. Gulyas-Odal 1, K. Hajdu 6, E. Varro, D. Kardos, Z. Lendvay, P. Tiba 2, N. Varga
Croatia: L. Korac, N. Jazvin, R. Pesic, J. Loncar, M. Fox, R. Glas, L. Srhoj, N. Alamat, C. Rizof, A. Stipanov, P. Cagalj, A. Lulic 2, S. Frketic
Turkiye 4-7 Croatia (2-0, 1-1, 0-2, 1-4)
Turkiye: I. Demir, E. Gurelli 1, Z. Hepkorucu, N. Altiparmak, H. Suzmecelik, B. Arik, H. Dabbag 1, I. Gurun 1, S. Yapar, D. Yarayan 1, D. Guclu, D. Pehlivanoglu, I. Olgun
Croatia: L. Korac, N. Jazvin, R. Pesic 1, J. Loncar, M. Fox, R. Glas 1, L. Srhoj, N. Alamat, C. Rizof, A. Stipanov 4, P. Cagalj, A. Lulic 1, S. Frketic
Italy 4-9 Hungary (1-3, 1-2, 2-2, 0-2)
Italy: O. Sesena, E. Bianco, B. Cassara, M. Osti, S. Moschetti 1, T. Lombardo 1, B. Rosta 1, E. Bacelle, L. Polidori, C. Grasso 1, G. Oliva , A. Banchi, E. Pozzani
Hungary: L. Torma, H. Zantleitner, L. Kardos, Z. Horvath, L. Soti, N. Lendvai 1, E. Gulyas-Odal, K. Hajdu 1, E. Varro 1, D. Kardos 2, Z. Lendvay 1, P. Tiba 3, N. Varga
Australia 32-2 Switzerland (6-0, 9-0, 8-1, 9-1)
Australia: M. Dyer, T. Hughes 3, L. Levenberg-Penklis 2, S. Dunn 1, S. Owen 1, O. Muir 5, C. Mcculloch 2, C. Isaac 3, B. Cranley 8, M. Waugh 1, S. Brodie 2, E. Nash, 4 I. Mulligan
Switzerland: M. Raveglia, M. Schaefer, N. Mikulic, M. Andrade Duarte, S. Schwab, L. Siegenthaler 1, N. Hess, A. Nussbaumer, M. Gross, F. Jenkinson 1, A. Arnold, J. Grandchamp, S. Dasic
Greece 21-3 Switzerland (9-2, 5-0, 3-1, 4-0)
Greece: E. Konstantopoulou, K. Margariti 6, E. Kovatsevitis 2, A. Fouraki 2, D. Drakotou 1, N. Piovan, I. Kanellopoulou 1, E. Beta 1, M. Papadopoulou 2, T. Galanopoulou 2, A. Klapsianou 2, A. Karampetsou 2, A. Bekri
Switzerland: M. Raveglia, M. Schaefer, N. Mikulic, M. Andrade Duarte, S. Schwab 1, L. Siegenthaler, N. Hess, A. Nussbaumer 2, M. Gross, F. Jenkinson, A. Arnold, J. Grandchamp, S. Dasic
Spain vs United States (1-1, 2-1, 0-1, 3-0)
Spain: M. Matamala, M. Claveria, R. Gurri 2, A. Temprano 1, L. Vara, C. Penalver 1, C. Quintanar, M. Peragon, I. Almeda 1, A. Sanchez 1, I. Martinez, D. Quinzada, M. Diaz
United States: K. Glad, J. Billingsly, S. Umeda, A. Deprez, L. Haaland-Ford 1, A. Cohen, R. Hassett 1, C. Minton, K. O’Dea, K. Pantaleon, C. Raisin, A. Nowaczek 1, S. Kring
Netherlands 10-6 Israel (2-0, 2-1, 2-1, 4-4)
Netherlands: C. Van Leeuwen, T. Van der Elst 1, K. Heerink, L Van Hoff, N. Willemsen, L. Schreurs 1, P. Gorter 5, M. Lindeman, I. Vreeling, E. Ouwens, T. Van der Meer 1, A. Kleinlugtbeld 2, R. Boxsem
Israel: R. Kakuzin, M. Katzir 2, S. Amor, C. Arbiv 2, Y. Raz, I. Futorian 1, C. Rahum, T. Ben Aharon 1, M. Tirosh, M. Koren, A. Klein, G. Borenstein, A. Abramovitch
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