It was another fun matchday in the women’s OB I in Hungary, and the main story is that the reigning champions, UVSE, have lost again.
Dunaujvaros emerged victorious in a highly-anticipated match against their rivals, UVSE, with a final score of 8-5. Dunaujvaros’ Brigitta Horvath and Lili Dobi Dorina led the way for the team, with a hat-trick and two goals respectively. The win keeps Dunaujvaros’ perfect record intact, with 8 wins in 8 games this season.
On the subject of perfect records, Ferencvaros extended their winning streak to eight games with a 17-9 victory over Gyor, despite not playing their best game. Belen Vosseberg led the way for her side, who are top of the league, with four goals.
Elsewhere, BVSC defeated Keruleti 9-7 in a closely contested Budapest derby, while Eger defeated Szeged, 19-7, and Szentes dominated Tatabanya 13-5.
Fradi, Eger and UVSE will face big tests in Europe this weekend; FTC host Terrassa, UVSE re-invite Ethnikos to Hajos, and Eger travel to Vouliagmeni
UVSE 5 – 8 Dunaujvaros (3-3, 0-2, 0-2, 2-1)
UVSE: A. Magyari, T. Aubeli 1, E. Macsai 1, Z. Koka, G. Szucs, E. Varro 1, V. Baksa, N. Golopencza, P. Szegedi 1, P. Tiba 1, Z. Lendvay, K. Peresztegi-Nagy, K. Hajdu, S. Golopencza
Dunaujvaros: L. Maczko, C. Jonkl, N. Sajben, L. Dobi Dorina 2, B. Horvath 3, G. Mahieu, N. Szabo, K. Garda 1, A. Mandula 1, L. Somogyvari, R. Pal, N. Sumegi 1, D. Kardos, L. Aarts
Dunaujvaros are the latest side to add to UVSE’s woes, with Attila Mihok’s side taking three points off their old enemies with a tremendous 8-5 victory at Alfred Hajos.
A hat-trick from left-hander, Brigitta Horvath, and two scores from Lili Dobi Dorina led the way for Ujvaros as they continued their 100% record this season – having played 8 games, and taken 8 victories.
UVSE had initially enjoyed a quicker start, with centre-forward, Tekla Aubeli and 15-year-old centre-back, Panna Tiba giving UVSE the lead. Lili Dobi Dorina and Brigitta Horvath responded for the visitors to make it 2-2. Scores from Dorina (Dunaujvaros) and Eszter Varro (UVSE) put the game at 3-3 after the first quarter.
It all went wrong from there for UVSE, as Dunaujvaros kept their hosts at blank for seventeen minutes, while Krisztina Garda, Anna Mandula, and Nora Sumegi continued to hit the target for the Orange and Blues.
Laura Aarts in the Dunaujvaros goal barely had to make a save throughout that time, so strong was the defence in front of her, and so uninspiring was the attack she faced.
Dunaujvaros led 7-3 going into the last, but efforts from Panni Szegedi and Eszter Macsai were too little, too late for UVSE – who have now lost their last three competitive fixtures in all competitions.
It’s hard to pinpoint any single factor that is contributing to the horrid vein of form that UVSE are going through, but for a young team marred by key absentees, the wheels have stopped turning and are starting to fall off.
UVSE simply need to stop the rot in any way they can and need to ensure they don’t let their recent run of form spill over into their huge Euro Cup clash this weekend with Ethnikos.
III Keruleti TVE 7 – 9 BVSC-Zuglo (2-1, 2-4, 1-1, 2-3)
Kerulet: B. Papai, G. Brezovszki 3, A. Keresztes, B. Fodor, P. Kiss, T. Zold, H. Illes, K. Hnatyszyn 3, P. Kudella 1, N. Koltay, R. Hajdu, K. Gasparics, A. Gyongyossy, T. Torkos
BVSC: K. Kakas, F. Fekete, K. Meszaros Farkas 3, R. Toth, C. Dobos, Z. Armai, E. Batizi, T. Kolarova 1, L. Urvari 1, N. Kele 1, L. Bereczki, A. Games 3, Z. Polak, Z. Hajdu
It was a case of the 14th District conquering the 3rd District in the matchday’s Budapest derby, as BVSC took a 9-7 win over Keruleti in a really enjoyable contest.
Keruleti secured an incredible late victory against BVSC to progress to the semi-finals of the Hungarian Cup back in November, but there was not such luck today.
The first quarter was a closely contested battle, with Keruleti taking a 2-1 lead via two scores from former BVSC attacker, Kinga Hnatszyn.
Merecedes Stieber’s side didn’t panic though, and eased their way into the match, scoring the next five goals in the game. Inspired by a hat-trick from Kata Meszaros Farkas, and supplementary scores from Alexa Gemes and left-hander Lili Urvari, BVSC led (5-4) at the turnaround, and then 6-5 going into the last.
The final quarter was where the game truly came alive, with both teams fighting tooth and nail for every goal. In the end, it was BVSC-Zugló who emerged victorious, striking the three goals they needed via Slovakian Tamara Kolarova, CB Nikolett Kele and Anett Alexa Gemes.
While losing all of their last three games in 2022, BVSC have now won two from two in 2023, and will look to make it three on the spin on Saturday away down in Szeged.
Keruleti are now some way off sixth placed Szentes. They have only two wins this season, and that is unlikely to change after their next game, on the 1st February, against Ferencváros.
GYVSE Gyor 9 – 17 FTC Telekom (2-5, 2-2, 3-4, 2-6)
Gyor: A. Horvath, R. Radli, N. Hateier, Z. Galicz 1, J. Vaszari 1, D. Torok, V. Nemeth 2, Vanda Huszti 1, D. Huszti 2, A. Kiss, M. Szedlak 2, I. Droth, Z. Finta, L. Torma
Ferencvaros: B. Neszmely, B. Vosseberg 4, Z. Mate 3, D. Lengyel, P. Pocze 2, E. Gulyas-Oldal 2, D. Leimeter, L. Nagy 1, Z. Awad 1, P. Petik 1, D. Toth Csabai 3, D. Domsodi, E. Millot, L. Greso
Ferencváros, fresh off the back of their thrilling derby victory, secured an untroubling 17-9 win over Gyor.
Despite some lineup changes, the league leaders extended their winning streak to eight games, although they were a long way off their best in the game.
Though the outcome was never in doubt, Ferencvaros struggled to put their opponents away, relying on a late surge to make the scoreline more commanding.
Captain of the German national team, Belen Vosseberg led the way for Fradi with a first-half hat-trick, helping her side jump out to a 7-3 lead before the break. But Gyor fought back, cutting the lead to just two points heading into the final quarter.
Ferencvaros, though, sealed the victory with six unanswered goals in the fourth quarter.
Gyor now fall to the foot of the table, and that is unlikely to change by the time Dunaujvaros visit on Saturday. Fradi, who are top of the league with a perfect record from their opening eight games, now set their sights on Europe, and their Euro Cup quarter-final with Terrassa.
ZF Eger 19 – 7 Szeged (5-3, 5-1, 4-1, 5-2)
Eger: A. Kiss, P. Jancso2, I. Borsi 1, E. Weston 2, D. Molnar 1, Z. Katona 1, B. Pogonyi 1, D. Czigany 5, B. Kekesi 2, F. Bodi 2, C. Szellak 1, D. Szilagyi 1, S. Szilagyi, M. Dulic
Szeged: B. Gyongyosi, K. Szabo, N. Lendvai 3, M. Pap 1, S. Tatrai 1, L. Raski, J. Szabo, K. Kenez 1, E. Bocskay 1, B. Padar, A. Torma, V. Vikor
Dora Czigany was the star of the show as Eger steamrolled their way to a 19-7 victory over Bitskey to Szeged, thanks to her five first-half goals.
The game was all but over at halftime, with Eger comfortably ahead at 10-4 and extending their lead to 14-5 by the end of the third quarter.
Against the division’s weakest defensive team, Eger had an easy time on the offensive end. Patricia Jancso, Eve Weston, Bobala Kekesi, and Fruzsina Bodi also contributed multiple goals, giving Eger a boost of confidence heading into their crucial Euro Cup match against Greek powerhouse, NC Vouliagmeni.
Szentes 13 – 5 Tatabanya WP (1-0, 5-1, 3-2, 4-2)
Szentes: J. Fusti, L. Horvath, A. Hevesi 1, K. Macsai 1, V. Dankina 3, A. Tyukasz, R. Bicskei 2, D. Samsonova 2, V. Bonca 2, R. Korom, R. Kover-Kis, F. Toth 2, R. Boldizsar, N. Heri
Tatabanya: D. Kovacs, H. Zantleitner 1, N. Zantleitner, P. Zink, B. Orban, E. Becsey, S. Felaki, E. Rajna 1, J. Kovacs 1, K. Zold, D. Kovacs, G. Szombathelyi
Szentes continue their good form with a commanding 13-5 victory over Tatabanya – a fourth straight victory for the Saints dating back to early December.
Russian Viktoria Dankina was the games leading scorer with three goals, but the Szentes’ attacking onslaught had many perpetrators; Reka Bicskei, Diana Samsonova, Vivien Bonca and Fruzsina Toth all found double-scores for their side, who are now comfortably the sixth best team in the league.
It was an easy victory for Mark Matajsz’s side, which rushed to a 6-1 lead before half-time. Tatabanya improved by a very small margin in the second half of the game, but Szentes were never threatened.
As mentioned, Szentes have now won four games in a row, but that run might come to an end today, as they face Eger this afternoon.
Next Matchday (28th January)
Szentes vs ZF Eger (Today)
Szeged vs BVSC-Zuglo
GYVSE Gyor vs Dunaujvaros
Tatabanya WP vs UVSE (1st February)
III Keruleti TVE vs FTC Telekom (1st February)
- FTC Telekom – 8 – 24pts
- Dunaujvaros – 8 – 24pts
- UVSE – 9 – 21pts
- ZF Eger – 18pts
- BVSC-Zuglo – 9 – 15pts
- Szentes – 9 – 12pts
- III Keruleti TVE – 9 – 7pts
- Tatabanya WP – 9 – 4pts
- Szeged – 9 – 3pts
- GYVSE Gyor – 9 – 3pts
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