ETO hosted Budaörs in the 12th round of the K&H Women’s Handball League Championship. In the first half, the teams made several mistakes, but in the second one, ETO took over control and didn’t stop until victory.
ETO started with the Görbicz, Hansen, Broch, Groot, Bodi combination with Grimsbö at the net. Görbicz scored the first goal, then things got fast and 4 more goals got scored. Zsigmond got suspended then in the 12th minute Budaörs took the lead 4-7. Győr requested a timeout, then in the 18th minute ETO equalized, another ETO timeout 10 minutes before the end of the first half, then ETO took the lead 10-9. The match was fierce, both teams were fighting for the points and finally ETO won the first half with a 5-goal difference.
First half result: 16-11
Mörk started scoring in the second half then the opponent tried to reduce the difference, but Mörk was unstoppable and scored her 9th and 10th goals. Győr got boosted up which Budaörs couldn’t catch up with; they increased their lead to 11 goals. Then 2 more goals were scored by ETO. ETO’s energy didn’t seem to go away so they scored 3 more goals, their opponents could only reduce the difference a little, in the last 10 minutes the result was 31-19, then goals were scored back and forth by both teams and the final result was 36-23.
Final result: 36-23
Official number of spectators: 2370
Mihály Attila: “Congratulations to the home team on their victory. It was obvious for us that they are meant to win so we played bravely, which work for a while, but then mistakes came. I think, this was such a match, where every one of my players deserved to get the opportunity to play, because our motto is that every match is a celebration particularly against a CL champion. There were positive things in the way we played, we are going to keep on working on them.”
Gerháth Fanni: It was great to come back to the arena, it was like coming home. This has been the first match since my injury, so I’m very happy to play against ETO first. Congratulations to the team and good luck in the CL.
Ambros Martín: Congratulations to Budaörs, it’s clear that our today’s opponent’s victory against Siófok was not accidental, they played perfectly. It was also obvious that if we hadn’t been focused they could have caused us a lot of trouble. We had expected the first half to be different, but then we changed to plan B. We had to stand up from a losing position and we had to play differently from what we had been preparing for, but fortunately, in the second half, we could perform better.
Fodor Csenge: We are though a very serious and grueling series of pressure and our team is also incomplete so we were not in an easy situation. In the beginning, we weren’t accurate and the defense was also imperfect, but fortunately we could play our game in the second half”