WBHC 2012

Norway collects test title in a nail-biting thriller !

Norway collects test title in a nail-biting thriller !

A stunning fight for the dying seconds in every period mean a nail-biting thriller for the teams and the spectators in the crowded court number three in Al Mussanah.

The two teams have played the first match the test tournament a few days before and in the final here both showed a powerful performance in this tight clash.

It was a close first period with Norway being ahead by two-four goals. The Scandinavian dominance and quick game plan resulted in a six points lead (22:16), Croatia came closer towards the dying seconds, but Norway brought home the first set.

In the second half it were again the Norwegians with a better start, but Croatia, the recent European Champions fought back hard and equaled in the last minute.

With ten seconds to go the scoreboard showed a 14:14 draw, when Croatia called a time out. With a last second goal, the east europeans won the second period, so the final outcome had to be decided by shoot-out.

There Norway got the better nerves forcing the Croatian goalkeeper to score twice from her own position, she failed, so title holder Norway earned gold at the test tournament.

Placement matches:

1st place

Croatia – Norway 1:2 (22:24) (15:14) (6:7)

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