Matchday 14 of the women’s Division de Honor only featured five games this week with the postponement of league leaders Sabadell’s game with Barceloneta. With Saba not playing, the next best team Mataro took on and beat high-flying Sant Andreu, while third placed side Terrassa smashed Rubi. There were also wins for Mediterrani, Catalunya and Sant Feliu.
CN Sant Andreu 8-14 CN Mataro (3-1, 1-4, 2-4, 2-5)
Sant Andreu: A. Lorca, H. Ballesty, N. Mora, G. Bellido, G. La Farre, H. Shabb 1, M. Cordobes 1, D. Mammolito, R. Prieto, M. Ungria, M. Palacio 1, A. Ruiz Barril 4, M. Terre, M. Van der Weijden
Mataro: M. Sanchez, S. Morell, S. Van der Kraats 5, A. Gual 1, V. Sevenich, A. Timofeeva 2, C. Cambray 2, I. Piralkova 1, M. Bach, M. Claveria, A. Espar 2, B. Markoch, R. Gurri
Mataro continue their quest to win the title by doing the only thing they can – keep picking up points. They fought off an in-form Sant Andreu, and to beat them so well shows the quality that Dani Ballart has amongst his ranks. Van de Kraats netted five in the game, while Timofeeva, Cambray and Espar were all on doubles. The defeat is not a disaster for Sant Andreu, and they will look forward to going again in their next match knowing they are only three point’s behind fourth-placed Mediterrani
CN Terrassa 17-3 CN Rubi (5-1, 5-0, 3-2, 4-0)
Terrassa: S. Domene, D. Quinzada, J. Panicello 6, B. Ortiz 2, C. Cantero, M. Cardona 2, N. Ten Broek 2, B. Pastor 1, N. Cuenda 2, P. Camus 1, O. Domenech, P. Leiton 1, E. Carmona
Rubi: E. Jimenez, A. Roldan, D. Gerschovsky, L. Rion, M. Manchego, C. Abellan, E. Ruiz Barril 2, A. Rodriguez 1, E. Vesperinas, J. Prados L. Soriano, A. Trivino, A. Copado
Terrassa were really in the mood today in front of a home crowd against Rubi. Being generous to Rubi, the game was over as a contest at half-time after Judith Panicello (who eventually netted 6 in the match), Noelia Cuenda, Martina Cardona and Nina Ten Broek all scored braces, with support from Bea Ortiz and Berta Pastor to give the home side a 10-1 lead. Xavier Perez’s side faced a bit of resistance in the third, but had done enough to win the game. Rubi won’t be too disappointed though, they were just simply outplayed by a better team, who look set for another year of Euro League action next season.
ESC Zaragoza 8-24 CE Mediterrani (3-5, 1-6, 2-9, 3-5)
Zaragoza: I. Bello, N. Calavia, M. Ciudad 4, I. Rosales, S. Lorente, A. Sarinena, N. Naya 2, A. Chicote, R. Corao, S. Perez 1, L. Gomez 1, A. Moya 1, S. Ballesta
Mediterrani: N. Trojan, A. Batlle, L. Rodriguez, C. Garcia 2, C. Espar 5, A. Marcos 2, A. Grossman 5, H. Dalmases 2, P. Crespi 5, S. Puannani 4, M. Rizo
Mediterrani really put Zaragoza to the sword today in perhaps their most convincing display of the season, beating the Zaragoza School by 24 goals to 8. Three of Mediterrani’s players netted in the high fives (Clara Espar, Ashley Grossman and Paula Crespi), while Sarah Lizotte put away a quad. At a time where Maria Angeles Diaz and her side are looking over their shoulders at the prospect of Sant Andreu picking them to fourth, this comfortable display will settle a few nerves. Zaragoza were uninspiring to say the least, and their only bright spark today was that in the form of one Miriam Ciudad Herrera, who managed to find the back of the net on four occasions.
CN Catalunya 15-6 Natacion Boadilla (2-0, 2-2, 7-2, 4-2)
Catalunya: C. Ball, A. Ruiz 3, R. Schuijt 3, M. Van Rijn 4, B. Pascual 1, M. Sagrera 1, N. Duran, L. Escoda 3, N. Vidondo, S. Diaz, O. Tarrino, C. Diaz, M. Terre
Boadilla: P. Moreno, E. De la Cruz, E. Portillo 2, L. Campos, S. Gonzalez, C. Hagen, A. Gonzalez 1, M. De Quinta, E. Ruano, E. Alcon 1, M. Ramos 1, G. Gallinato 1.
Catalunya are back to winning ways for the first time since before Christmas with strong victory over Boadilla. Despite a decent contest in the first two period, the home side pulled away impressively in periods 3 and 4 to secure a sixth victory this season. Angela Ruiz, formerly of Terrassa, and Lidia Escoda, both secured hat-tricks, while there was a significant Dutch influence for Catalunya – with four goals for Maartje Van Rijn, and three for Roline Schuijt.
AR Concepcion 12-13 CN Sant Feliu (3-3, 1-4, 4-3, 4-3)
Concepcion: L. Cruz, C. Rodriguez, I. San Pedro 1, R. Clemente 2, A. Morales, C. Rivera 1, E. Garcia 5, P. Suarez 1, C. Puente 2, A. Mira, R. Rodriguez, M. Peragon, L. Garica
Sant Feliu: I. Costa, J. Soler, M. Bargallo 3, M. Bernabe 1, B. Goset 2, L. Roca Herrera 3, R. Maldonado 1, C. Moreno, D. Moreno 1, U. Del Sol Agusti 1, L. Hidalgo, M. Gomez 1, I. Turegano
Sant Feliu were pushed way too close for comfort in their visit to the capital as AR Concepcion were unfortunate not to take what would have been their first point of the season. Their undoing was probably in the second period, when Feliu were able to score three unanswered goals (Mireia Bargallo x2 and Blanca Goset) , which ultimately Concepcion could not recover from. Despite the defeat, it was perhaps the first time this season we have seen some real grit and determination from Eduardo Carranza’s side, who as mentioned, were unlucky not to take anything from the contest. Elena Garcia Alvarez, who has played all her career in Madrid, scored 5 for her side.
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