Several teams have cemented their place in the next round of the Women’s Champions League ahead of the final round of games tomorrow.
Mataro, Eger, Padova, and Roma are undefeated in their respective groups after three days of competition and will finish atop their respective groups.
In this evening’s games, Plebiscito Padova defeated Ferencvaros 13-8, while Glyfada defeated Terrassa by the same margin. NC Vouliagmeni also scored thirteen goals in their game, but allowed their opponents, ZVL 1886, to score nine goals. Eger defeated Nancy 13-4.
Roma and Ethnikos both defeated their opponents, Dunaujvaros an Mulhouse, 15-10 respectively.
In the two games with huge margins of victory, Mataro clobbered Pacence 30-5; Mediterrani saw off Lille, 21-4.
Martina Claveria Murillo scored an astonishing ten goals as Mataro humiliated Pacense 30-5. Claveria’s double-digit performance dwarfed the efforts of club captain Clara Cambray, who scored five goals, and Van de Kraats, who scored four goals.
The victory guarantees Mataro the top spot in the group ahead of tomorrow’s match against Olympic Nice.
Vouliagmeni enjoyed a relatively comfortable victory over ZVL, thanks to a second quarter that saw them pull away; scoring four, and conceding none. The Nautical Club lead 6-2 at half-time, which was extended to 10-5 going into the final eight minutes. A double from Renee De Kleer helped ZVL win the last quarter, but the Greeks took home the points.
Former Russian International, Ekaterina Tankeeva, scored a hat-trick in the match, while Kiki Liosi’s most reliable players, Elliniadi, Giannopoulou, Ridge, and Patra, all found two scores from the match.
CN Mataro 30 – 5 Pacense (9-1, 6-0, 6-3, 9-1)
Mataro: E. Sanchez, S. Morell 3, S, Van de Kraats 4, A. Gual 2, R. Gurri 1, R. Keszthelyi-Nagy 2, C. Cambray 5, C. Nogue 1, S. Avegno 1, Q. Bertran 1, A. Espar, M. Claveria 10, E. Carmona
Pacense: A. Barbosa, L. Silva, C. Quinhentas, R. Teixeria 1, M. Barbosa, A. Andrade 1, F. Duarte, B. Peixoto, L. Matos, V. Freire 3, M. Dias, A. Sousa
NC Vouliagmeni 13 – 9 ZVL 1886 (2-2, 4-0, 5-4, 2-3)
Vouliagmeni: M. Katsioni, S. Kaifa 1, D. Kalogeropoulou, E. Elliniadi 2, A. Giannopoulou 2, A. Ridge 2, E. Tankeeva 3, M. Patra 2, K. Stratidaki, D. Andreadi, M. Mimidi, F. Angelidi 1, E. Patra
ZVL: J. Oosting, D. Kammerman 1, L. Roels 1, R. De Kleer 4, L. Verhagen, N. Zwiers, D. Gras, A. Pauli 1, L. Terpstra, M. Van Veen 2, T. Van der Meer, J. Joor, C. Van Leeuwen
After losing to Glyfada by a score of 13-8, Terrassa’s status in the Women’s Champions League is currently extremely precarious, and they face elimination. If De Zaan defeats Nancy tomorrow, which they will likely do, Xavi Perez’s squad will be eliminated from the competition very quickly.
The Greeks were in impressive form against Glyfada, bouncing back from an unexpected loss to Zaan.
Eirini Ninou, Thodoris Andreako’s go-to striker, scored five goals in the match, while Ilse Koolhaas and Iris Wolves, both of Glyfada’s Dutch contingent, scored braces.
Eger is unbeaten in three games, defeating Grand Nancy without much trouble. They led 0-3 in the first quarter (Czigany, D. Szilagyi and Borsi), which was then extended to 7-1 before the turnaround (two scores from Fruzsina Bodi).
Two more from Borsi and a score by Csenge Szellak took Eger to double-digits, and from there they didn’t really have to expend any energy to win the game.
Jozef Silke’s team will finish top of the group tomorrow if they can secure a victory against the hosts Glyfada.
Glyfada 13 – 8 CN Terrassa (4-1, 3-2, 3-2, 3-3)
Glyfada: E. Karytsa, P. Ninou, T. Moustakaria 1, I. Wolves 2, E. Grigoropoulou 3, E. Ninou 5, E. Antoniadi, I. Kanellopoulou, I Koolhaas 2, E. Fountontou, L. Katsoni, S. Kontogianni, V. Tsiara
Terrassa: S. Domene, M. Manso, K. Paul 2, N. Cuenda 1, C. Cantero, D. Quinzada, N. Ten Broek 1, P. Pena, D. Menakerman 1, P. Camus 1, A. Finestra, F. Bosveld 1, E. Arcas
Grand Nancy 4 – 13 ZF Eger (0-3, 1-4, 2-4, 1-2)
Nancy: L. Council, C. Mari, A. Sabouriaut, C. Moreira, C. Hanzo 1, M. Betard, P. vIZCARRA 1, S. Pacheco, L. Fanara, S. Khaddan, K. Benlekbir, A. Gabriele, P. Martineau-Peret
Eger: A. Kiss, P. Jancso 1, I. Borsi 5, E. Weston, D. Molnar 1, Z. Katona, S. Szilagyi 1, D. Czigany 1, B. Kekesi, F. Bodi 2, C. Szellak 1, D. Szilagyi 1, M. Dulic
Plebiscito was a step too far for Ferencvaros, as the Italians defeated the side from Budapest by five clear scores (13-8). The bronze medalists from last year’s Euro League will now lead their group and advance to the next round of the women’s Champions League.
Plebiscito were far better in the game, and led 5-1 in the first period. Two excellent extra-player scores by Laura Barzon and a penalty, saw her secure a second quarter hat-trick and put the Italians 9-2 up.
While Fradi eventually began to play better, a seven-point deficit against a masterful Italian defence rendered a comeback impossible.
Later, in front of their home fans, Mediterrani defeated Lille 21-4 with a dominant performance.
Marian Diaz’s side were completely dominant, leading 13-0 at the break. Despite a decent effort in the third quarter from the French, there was no way back into the game. Ana Marcos was the leading scorer in the match with five scores.
Plebiscito Padova 13 – 8 FTC Telekom Budapest (5-2, 4-2, 2-4, 2-0)
Padova: L. Teani, L. Barzon 3, V. Valyi 1, G. Citino 1, E. Queirolo, A. Casson 1, A. Millo 3, S. Dario, H. McKelvey, C. Meggiato 2, S. Centanni 2, B. Cassara, C. Giacon
FTC: B. Neszmely, B. Vosseberg, Z. Mate 1, G. Gurisatti 2, P. Pocze, T. Farkas 1, D. Leimeter, A. Illes, S. Kuna 3, P. Petik, E. Millot, D. Domsodi 1, L. Greso
CE Mediterrani 21 – 4 LUC Metropole (5-0, 7-0, 3-3, 6-1)
Mediterrani: I. Costa, A. Munoz 4, A. Crevier 4, A. Marcos 5, V. Bakoc 2, C. Rodriguez, C. Espar 2, D. Moreno 2, M. Viladot, H. Dalmases 2, P. Crespi, S. Lizotte, G. Palm
Lille: M. Rycraw, M. Ouchache, L. Baes, G. Fitaire, E. Hardy 1, G. Deike, V. Kordonskaia 2, E. Bovali, O. Hertzka 1, M. O’Reilly, N. Meijer, A. Kochetova, E. Lefbvre
A horrible start by Ujvaros cost them the match, with a double from Chiara Ranalli, an extra-player finish by Agnese Cocchiere, and a penalty conversion by Abby Andrews putting Roma 4-0 up.
Attila Mihok’s team ate into Roma’s lead in the second period, thanks to a double by Krisztina Garda. But after a less clinical quarter, the Romans were back to goal-scoring in the third period, with goals from Galardi, Cocchiere, and Andrews taking Roma back to a strong lead (10-4). From there, Marco Capanna’s side held firm.
Dunaujvaros might well have felt that they expended more energy in their earlier game in the day to defeat Ethnikos (with Roma strolling to an easy 23-5 win this morning). Either way, it was a good performance by the Italians, who are guaranteed a place in the next round of the Women’s Champions League.
In the last game of the day, Ethnikos survived a scare and made sure they would progress to the next round of the Women’s Champions League, defeating hosts Mulhouse 15-10.
Ethnikos lost to Dunaujvaros earlier in the day, but still had the energy to see-off Mulhouse
Ethnikos’ new signing from Plebiscito Padova, the Russian International Mariia Borisova, scored three times in the match, alongside Ioulia Kontoni and Alkistis Benekou.
Dunaujvaros 10 – 15 SIS Roma (2-7, 2-0, 2-4, 4-4)
DFVE: L. Maczko, D. Kardos, N. Sajben 1, D. Dobi, B. Horvath 2, G. Mahieu, N. Szabo, K. Garda 4, A. Mandula 2, L. Kardos, L. Somogyvari, N. Sumegi 1, L. Aarts
Roma: E. Eichelberger, M. Msiti, G. Galardi 2, S. Carosi, S. Giustini, C. Ranalli 2, D. Picozzi 4, C. Tabani 3, C. Nardini, L. Di Claudio, A. Cocchiere 2, A. Andrews 2, G. Galbani
Mulhouse WP 10 – 15 Ethnikos (3-4, 2-3, 0-5, 5-3)
Mulhouse: L. Cruz, M. Le Roux 1, A. Battu 1, L. Forgacs 2, V. Heurtaux 1, L. Andres, K. Mihaly 1, C. Bouloukbachi 1, A. Van Dyke, V. Kretzmann-Bahia 3, T. Raspo, A. Daule, R. Edgerton
Ethnikos: A. Sotireli, A. Karampetou 1, M. Borisova 3, V. Laskaridou, I. Kontoni 3, E. Katsimpri 1, F. Chatzikyriaki, A. Benekou, M. Rakintzi, E. Kanetidou 2, I. Benekou, C. Andrews 2, A. Bekri
09:30 – Dunaujvaros vs Spandau 04 Berlin
09:45 – ZV De Zaan vs Grand Nancy
10:00 – Olympic Nice vs CN Mataro
11:15 – Lille UC vs Sirens ASC Malta
11:30 – Mulhouse vs SIS Roma
11:45 – NC Glyfada vs ZF Eger
12:00 – CA Pacense vs NC Vouliagmeni
13:00 – CE Mediterrani vs Plebiscito Padova
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