An exciting tournament featuring three teams from the Women’s Champions League began this evening in Lille.
Named after a former French international player and later a referee, the ‘Serge Cuvelier tournament’ features four strong women’s teams from around the continent: the defending French champions Lille, the defending Dutch champions Ede Polar Bears, top Italian side Plebiscito Padova, as well as Dunaujvaros from Hungary.
The tournament serves as a preview of what to expect from these four teams during the forthcoming season. Lille and Plebiscito will be paying particular close attention to one another, as they will meet again in less than a month for the first round of the women’s champions league, which incidentally, is also being played in Lille.
On the first night of competition, there were two interesting duels at the Marx Dormoy pool: Plebiscito secured a deserved 12-8 victory against a young Dunaujvaros side while the hosts Lille finished relentlessly in the last quarter to secure a win over the Polar Bears.
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Dunaujvaros 8-12 Plebiscito Padova (3-8*, 4-3, 1-1)
LUC Metropole 16-12 Polar Bears (4-3, 3-3, 4-5, 5-1)
*score after half-time
Saturday 1 October
10:00 – Plebiscito Padova vs Polar Bears
11:30 – LUC Metropole vs Dunaujvaros
19:00- Polar Bears vs Dunaujvaros
20:30 – Plebiscito Padova vs LUC Metropole
Sunday, October 2
11:30 – 3rd/4th play-off
13:00 – Final
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