We are nearly at the climax of the Women’s Euro League and we have several teams that have already secured qualification to the next round. In Group A, Dynamo and Terrassa have booked their place, while in Group B, Roma and Mediterrani are guaranteed a place in the preliminaries. In the third Group based in Berlin, Padova, Vouliagmeni and CN Mataro will progress. Sabadell and Orizzonte are definitely through in Group D, with Ethnikos very much likely to meet them.
Dynamo Uralochka have confirmed their qualification to the next round, and will finish top of the group as long as they defeat Tel Aviv by any margin tomorrow. It comes after they put in a confident performance against CSS Verona, who increasingly look like they may miss out on progressing to the next stage. All the plaudits must go to Maria Bersneva, who has been unplayable at times this week. She added another seven goals to her tally, putting her towards the top of the goal-scoring charts.
Meanwhile, Terrassa look very good for a second place finish in the group having stuffed the Israeli side, ASA Tel Aviv, by 25 goals. In a free-scoring procession for the Spaniards, it was Bea Ortiz who helped herself to most of the goals (6) while Martina Cardona and Judith Panicello both put away quads in the game.
Dynamo Uralochka 18-9 CSS Verona (2-1, 6-3, 6-1, 4-4)
Dynamo: P. Zabalueva, A. Panfilova 2, E. Zaplatina 1, D. Bunakova 1, A. Sharafutdinova 2, P. Popova 2, E. Zelentsova 1, Y. Lapteva 1, R. Galimzianova, E. Golubeva 1, V. Kolkova, M. Bersneva 7, E. Golovina
Verona: L. Sparano, A. Esposito, E. Ivanova, N. Zanetta, P. Kempf 1, M. Marchetti, R. Marcialis 2, R. Bianconi 1, A. Gragnolati 2, P. Di Maria 1, E. Altamura, V. Sbruzzi 2, G. Gabusi
CN Terrassa 27-5 ASA Tel Aviv (4-1, 7-2, 7-0, 9-2)
Terrassa: S. Domene, B. Pastor 2, J. Panicello 4, B. Ortiz 6, C. Cantero 3, M. Cardona 4, N. Ten Broek 3, P. Pena 2, N. Cuenda, P. Camus 2, O. Domenech, P. Leiton Arrones 1, E. Arcas
Tel Aviv: A. Peres, M. Katzir 1, G. Lorberboym, M. Lichtenstein, D.Namakshtansky, A. Yaacobi 1, A. Peer, A. Hadar, L. Tourgeman 2, E. Freidman 1, N. Vardi, R. Gazit 1, R. Lichtenstein
SIS Roma have made full use of their home advantage and are top of Group B with another victory – this time over Ferencvaros of Budapest. It was a close game until the last quarter, but Roma had the composure to snatch the result, with three unanswered goals from Giuditta Galardi, Domitilla Picozzi and Agnese Cocchiere.
Mediterrani made light work of Sirens as the gulf and class really showed when Medi raced to a 11-0 lead in the first quarter. Julia Cereijo did very well on her return to the Mediterrani side, scoring on 6 occasions. Helena Dalmases put 5 goals away. Clara Espar was given the night off.
Lille UC may not get out of the group, but they are in with a good shout for 4th place after a solid victory over the Dutch side ZVL. Veronika Kordonskaia and Daniela Vomastkova both secured Euro League hat-tricks.
SIS Roma 8-4 FTC-Telekom Budapest (4-1, 0-2, 1-1, 3-0)
Roma: E. Eichelberger, A. Cocchiere 1, G. Galardi 1, S. Avengo 3, S. Giustini 1, C. Ranalli, D. Picozzi 2, C. Tabani, C. Nardini, L. Di Claudio, S. Storai, S. Carosi, M. Brandimarte
FTC: O. Cseho-Kovacsne, P. Petik 2, M. Zsuzsanna, K. Valentin, P. Pocze, V. Kovesdi 1, M. Koopman, A. Illes, Z. Kuna, V. Valyi 1, D. Toth-Csabi 2, D. Domsodi, B. Neszmely
CE Mediterrani 28-5 Sirens Malta (11-0, 6-1, 6-1, 5-3)
Mediterrani: N. Trojan, A. Munoz 4, J. Cereijo 6, I. Wolves 3, C. Toha Vilanova 1, C. Rodriguez 1, A. Marcos, A. Grossman 3, H. Dalmases 5, P. Crespi 2, S. Lizotte 3, D. Willemsz
Sirens: A. Amato, E. Montfort, K. Agius 3, K. Narvarro, M. Perici Ferrante, E. Vella, M. Falzon, E. Amato, D. Micallef 2, K. Attard, Z. Bartolo, Z. Cutajar Licari, K. Agius
ZVL 1886 Tetteroo 9-13 Lille Metropole WP (2-3, 2-5, 2-4, 3-1)
ZVL: J. Oosting, D. Kammerman, L. Roels 1, R. De Kleer, M. De Groot, N. Zwiers 1, G. Gras, A. Pauli 2, L. Terpstra 3, B. Rogge, G. Voorvelt 2, J. Joor, Y. Van der Waal.
Lille: M. Rycraw, E. Hardy 1, M. Ouchache, G. Fitaire 1, L. Guillet 2, J. D’halluin 1, V. Kordonskaia 3, E. Katsimpri 1, J. Kohli, D. Vomastkova 3, C. Clemence, A. Kochetova 1, D. Nigro
Vouliagmeni of Greece are set for a place in the next round of the Euro League thanks to a solid 13-6 win over Olympic Nice. The contest was practically over at half-time given the Nautical Club’s 8-1 lead, however good spirit saw Nice win the second half thanks to two goals each for Estelle Millot and Aurore Sacre. The main scorers for the Greeks were Foivi Angelidi, Stefania Santa, Ioanna Chydirioti and Amy Ridge.
A victory for Mataro over BVSC all but ensures that the Spanish side progresses to the next round, while Matyas Petrovics’s side, in all likelihood, will not. Annie Espar (5) and Simone Van de Kraats (4) were both really in the mood for goals. Ultimately, the side from Budapest couldn’t really handle the quality that the Spanish league leaders had.
NC Vouliagmeni 13-6 Olympic Nice (4-1, 4-0, 4-2, 1-3)
Vouliagmeni: M. Kotsioni, S. Kaiafa 1, I. Chydirioti 2, T. Moustakaria, A. Giannopoulos 1, A. Ridge 2, E. Tankeeva 1, M. Patra 1, D. Andreadi, V. Diamantopoulou, S. Santa 2, F. Angelidi 3, E. Patra
Nice: M. Chabrier, E. Millot 2, A. Battu 1, A. Sacre 2, K. Noy, L. Urvari 1, I. Di Bartolo, V. Tamas 1, E. Vernoux, C. Bouloukbachi, Y. Deschampt, V. Heurtaux, C. Gaal
CN Mataro 15-8 BVSC-Zuglo
Mataro: M. Sanchez, S. Morell, S. Van de Kraats 4, A. Gual, V. V. Sevenich 1, A. Timofeeva 1, C. Cambray 1, C. Nogue 1, M. Bach 1, Q. Bertran, A. Espar 5, B. Markoch 1, B. Colominas
BVSC: E. Pecz, F. Fekete 1, K. Meszaros-Farkas 2, D. Alaksza, A. Krenusz, T. Farkas 1, K. Hnatyszyn, D. Leimeter 3, Z. Polak, N. Nikolett, N. Alaksza, A. Gemes 1, K. Kakas
Sabadell waltzed past Kosice this evening and secure their place in the next round. Judith Forca and Irene Gonzalez netted 5, Maartje Keuning made 4, and there were hat-tricks for Van der Sloot, Marina Serrano, Maica Garcia Godoy and Nona Perez.
In a similarly uncompetitive fashion, Orizzonte smashed Pacense. The young Italian international, Morena Leone, bagged an impressive 8 goals in the game while her team mate, Aurora Longo, converted three. Martina Miceli’s side take on Sabadell tomorrow in a box office clash.
Olympia Kosice 5-31 Astralpool Sabadell (1-6, 1-8, 2-7, 1-10)
Kosice: L. Frankova, A. Ramirez-White, J. Kurucova, L. Garancovska, M. Bernal-Villa 1, V. Strompova, K. Babak, T. Dubna, D. Tothova 1, D. Telypko, E. Junasova 1, B. Sepelova 2, K. Anderson
Sabadell: L. Ester, M. Ortiz, B. Games 1, S. Van der Sloot 3, M. Serrano 3, M. Steffens 2, G. Sohi 2, M. Garcia Godoy 3, J. Forca Ariza 5, M. Keuning 3, N. Perez 3, I. Gonzalez 5, P. Carilla
Ekipe Orizzonte 25-2 CA Pacense (5-0, 8-1, 6-0, 6-1)
Orizzonte: G. Condorelli, B. Halligan 2, D. Spampinato 2, G. Viacava, V. Gant 2, D. Bettini 2, V. Palmieri 1, C. Marletta 2, G. Emmolo 2, J. Vukovic 1, A. Longo 3, M. Leone 8, H. Santapaola
Pacense: A. Barbosa, L. Silva, C. Quinhentas, R. Duarte, J. Teixeira 2, L. Costa, A. Andrade, F. Duarte, B. Peixoto, A. Sousa, V. Freire, B. Santiago, A. Sousa