Matchday five of the Spanish Women’s League did not through up any big surprises, but it did give us some close contests at the top and bottom of the league.
The top four sides once again won: Sabadell against Sant Andreu, Mataro and Terrassa in Madrid and Mediterrani against Barca. Rubi also came out on top against Sant Feliu as they still are to play two extra games that did not take place at the start of the season.
Astralpool Sabadell 12-7 C.N. Sant Andreu (3-2, 4-1, 2-2, 3-2)
Sabadell: L. Ramos, M. Ortiz, B. Games, S. Van der Sloot 2, M. Serrano 1, M. Steffens, I. Casado Lopez, M. Garcia Godoy 1, J. Forca Ariza 2, M. Keuning 1, N. Perez 2, I. Gonzalez 3, P. Carilla
Sant Andreu: A. Lorca Merino, H. Ballesty, N. Perez, G. Bellido, G. La Farre Colominas, H. Ruckelshaus Shabb, M. Cordobes 1, D. Mammolito 3, R. Prieto, M. Ungria Seco, M. Palacio, A. Ruiz Barril 3, M. Terre Marti
Javier Aznar Fernandez, Sant Andreu’s coach, will wonder what could have been but for a terrible second quarter from his side as they fell to league leaders Sabadell. The home side’s finest players were in their usual form, with a hat-trick from Irene Gonzalez complimented by braces for: the Dutch Van der Sloot, young Nona Perez and the in-form player of the league this season, Judith Forca Ariza. The all-time top Olympic Goal scorer, Maggie Steffens, also featured for the first time this season for Sabadell, as they remain unbeaten this season.
Sant Andreu fought gallantly but even hat-tricks apiece for Denise Mammolito and Ariadna Ruiz Barril was not enough this time. They will hope to bounce back next week as they host Zaragoza School.
C.N. Mataro 28-5 A.R. Concepcion (8-2, 8-0, 5-1, 7-2)
Mataro: M. Sanchez, S. Morell, S. Van de Kraats 9, A. Gual, V. Sevenich 2, A. Timofeeva 2, C. Cambray 3, C. Nogue Frigola, M. Bach 1, Q. Bertran, A. Espar 5, B. Markoch 5, B. Colominas 1,
Concepcion: L. Mancebo, C. Garica Moya, I. San Pedro Gayo, R. Clemente Bastante 2, P. Sanchez, C. Rivera Lizarralde, E. Garcia Alvarez, P. Suarez 3, C. Puente, A. Morales, R. Rodri Pinto, M. Peragon, L. Garcia
There were no surprises when top met bottom as Mataro obliterated Concepcion by 23 goals. It was the big signing of the summer, Simone Van de Kraats, who scored a staggering nine goals in the game, while the Russian, Bella Markoch, and two-time Olympic Silver medallist, Anna Espar, both converted 5 each.
For Concepcion, its hard to see where any points will come from this season given the quality of opponents in Catalonia. However, they have a fighting chance in their next game as they take on fellow-Madridians, Natacion Boadilla.
C.E. Mediterrani 14-3 C.N. Atletic-Barceloneta (1-2, 5-0, 4-0, 4-1)
Mediterrani: N. Trojan Jimenez, A. Munoz 1, J. Cereijo, M. Viladot, C. Vilanova 1, C. Rodri Alguacil, C. Espar 1, A. Marcos 1, A. Grossman, H. Dalmases 4, P. Crespi 2, S. Puanani Lizotte 4, D. Willemsz
Barceloneta: A. Colomina, A. Garcia, N. Martin 1, C. Martin Buscarons, N. Josifovic, M. Altisen, A. Pastor 1, N. Mandic 1, B. Seto Rosell, J. Altisen, S. Garcia Pena, M. Madre Forte, P. Rutgers Godina
Mediterrani are up to third after after convincingly defeating Barceloneta at Josep Valles. Helena Dalmases bagged four goals, as did American Sarah Puanani Lizotte. Mediterrani are currently the best of the rest, trailing the top two, Mataro and Sabadell by three points. They’ll look for their fifth win next weekend at Can Roses against Rubi.
As for the sailors, Marc Comas Iglesias’s side are yet to win a game this season, and only have a single point to their name after five games. They face Catalunya next week.
C.N. Natacion Boadilla 4-12 C.N. Terrassa (0-3, 1-1, 1-2, 2-6)
Boadilla: M. Gutierrez, E. Prieto, E. Portillo 2, L. Campos, S. Gonzalez, A. Gonzalez 1, S. Duenas Asencio 1, M. De Quinta, C. Hagen Camaron, E. Alcon Garica, M. Ramos, G. Gallinato, P. Moreno Quinones
Terrassa: S. Domene Perez, M. Tevar Alonso, J. Panicello 2, B. Ortiz 2, C. Cantero 2, M. Cardona 1, N. Ten Broek, P. Pena, N. Cuenda Morillo, D. Gonzalez, O. Domenech Morales 1, P. Leiton Arrones 4, E. Arcas Monllor
Terrassa were continue to gather points as they remain fourth after a straight-forward victory against Boadilla at the Piscina 86 in Madrid. Spanish International, Paula Leiton, scored four from centr-forward, while Judith Panicello, Bea Ortiz and Cristina Cantero all secured two goals each.
All the focus for Boadilla will be on the Madrid derby next weekend, while Xavi Perez’s mind will be on how to stop one of Europe’s best sides at the moment, Sabadell, who they play at home in a week.
ESC. Zaragoza 8-12 C.N. Catalunya (2-4, 2-2, 2-5, 2-1)
Zaragoza: I. Bello Moreno, A. Moya Escolano, M. Herrera 2, I. Rosales Betran, S. Lorente Beltran, N. Coloma Morte, N. Naya Manero, A. Sarinena Lalana, R. Corao, S. Perez, A. Chicote Baro 2, J. Tazueco 2, S. Ballesta Saludes
Catalunya: C. Ball, A. Ruiz Fernandez 2, R. Schuijt 2, M. Van Rijn 3, B. Pascual Garcia 1, M. Sagrera Bastidas, N. Begona Balentzia 2, L. Escoda Mondragon, N. Vidondo Bartolome, S.Diaz 2, L. Sanchez Burgos, C. Diaz Velazquez, M. Terre Marti
It’s two wins and two loses for Catalunya as they saw off Zaragoza in a professional manor away at the Bomberos swimming pool. It was the Cata’s dutch duo which helped seal the game, as Maartje Van Rijn nabbed a hat-trick and Roline Schuijt netted twice.
Catalunya are currently sixth with six points, but Marc Hernandez’s side can really get a good run going if they can take maximum points from their next three games: Barceloneta (H) Mediterrani (A) and Sant Andreu (A).
Zaragoza have been steady so far, but we will learn much about this side over the next few games as they are against teams directly around them in the league table.
C.N. Rubi 12-9 C.N. Sant Feliu (2-2, 1-3, 3-1, 6-3)
Rubi: E. Jimenez Perez, A. Roldan Arribas 1, D. Gerschcovsky Rodriguez, L. Rion Bonilla, M. Manchego, C. Abellan 1, E. Ruiz Barril 5, A. Rodriguez, E. Vesperinas Sanchez 3, J. Prados, L. Soriano, A. Trivino 2, A. Copado Amoros
Sant Feliu: I. Costa, J. Soler Benasco, M. Bargallo Garcia 4, M. Bernabe Villalba 1, B. Goset Reche, L. Roca Herrera, R. Basallote, C. Moreno Perez 2, D. Moreno Perez 2, U. Del Sol Agusti, L. Hidalgo Garcia, M. Gomez Aranda, I. Turegano Bou
One of the more exciting games of the day was played out at Can Roses as Rubi defeated Sant Feliu. The game was tied going into the last, but who else but Rubi’s young 17-year-old Elena Ruiz to bag a hat-trick in the last quarter (5 in total in the game) to lead her side to victory. The win takes Rubi up to fifth – with the Vallesanas with at least two games in hand over most other teams in the league.
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