Before the match, the best player og the world in 2011, Heidi Løke presented her trophy for Norwegian public, here in Drammen.
Yesterday Løke declared to timeoutmag.com that she is totally recovered after her injury, she is very hunger to play better and better with every match and she wants to become Olimpic Champion in London. We are wishing her and to Norwegian NT good luck!
First fifteen minutes was a close game, both goalkeepers, Haraldsen and Grubbström had an outstandig performance. Norwegians operated with fast counter attacks, Heidi Löke and Kari Mette Johansen scoring after these. But Swedish girls did not want to let the home team to get a bigger lead, so result is 12-11 before the break.
The second half of the game has brought a sligth Norwegian dominancy, and in 38.min the score was 16-12. Yesterdays best Norwegian player, Ida Alstad was unstoppable from the left back position and Norwegian defence worked very well. Seven minutes before the end of the game Norwegians had a seven goals gap, 25-18. Norwegian team had a big problem today, scoring from 7 meters line! Riegelhuth-Koren, Kurtovic than Sulland, all missed the penalties. Final result: 26-19.
Best players of the match: Heidi Løke(Norway) and Isabelle Gulldén(Sweden).