Sunday, April 24, 2022 4:34 PM
The Hungarian women’s handball team was the first in the group to close the European Championship qualifiers after defeating Slovakia 25-19 in the sixth and final round in Győr.
Women’s Handball European Championship Qualifying Round 6 (Group 5)
Hungary-Slovakia 25-19 (16-9)
shots / goals: 45/25 and 43/19, respectively
goals from seven meters: 3/3 and 5/2, respectively
exhibitions: 8 and 6 minutes, respectively
Hungary: Szikora – Lukács 4, Vámos 2, Háfra 2, Bárás 1, Hornyák 1, Schatzl 3, exchanges: Planet 1, Kácsor 2, Klujber 2, Helembai 1, Kuczora 5, Village End 1, Pál, Tóvíz, Csapó, federal captain: Golovin Vladimir
Anikó Kovacsics, Blanka Bíró, Zsófia Szemerey, Kinga Janurik, Gréta Márton, Csenge Fodor and Szandra Szöllősi-Zácsik were missing from the Hungarian framework.
The hosts started the match with quite a few mistakes, so the position was tight until the 12th minute, but after 5-5 the Hungarians, who were playing more and more effectively, lost their goal with a series of five goals. After the third minute, only Adriána Holejova and Martina Popovcova hit the Slovaks, so their team was getting more and more disadvantaged, the Hungarians were already 16-9 during the break.
The home team also started poorly in the second half, and as he did not score a single goal, Federal Captain Golovin Vladimir asked for time in the 36th minute. The first Hungarian hit came after more than ten minutes, after which the game became a bit more accurate, although the defense worked best on both sides.
The hosts were able to attack for a ten-goal advantage, but their opponent caught up with a 5-1 series, so in the end the Hungarian team won with “only” six hits, making a mistake of twenty shots in the sixty minutes.
Kuczora Csenge contributed to the success with five goals and Szindora Melinda with a 46 percent defense efficiency (28/13). On the other side, Popovcova, Holejova and Erika Rajnohova also closed with four hits. In the 23rd match between the two teams, the 19th Hungarian success came with one defeat and three draws.
The group draw for the Slovenian, North Macedonian, Montenegrin continental tournament, which will take place from 4 to 20 November, will be held in Ljubljana on Thursday. The Hungarians will definitely be in Group A in the Slovenian capital.
16 teams will take part in the continental tournament, the matches in North Macedonia will be played in Skopje, the matches in Montenegro will be played in Podgorica, and the matches in Slovenia will be played in Celje near Ljubljana. This will be the 15th European Women’s Championship. The Hungarian national team was there in the field every time, the best result was the gold medal of 2000, and the worst was the 12th place in 2016.
Qualification group status:
1. Hungary 10 points / 6 matches, 2. Spain 8/5, 3. Portugal 4/5, 4. Slovakia 0/6
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