Larvik HK – Buducnost 17 – 22 (8 – 9)
Topscorers: Nora Mörk (Larvik HK) 7 goals and Dragana Cvijic (Buducnost) 6 goals
Larvik is facing a though Buducnost team and they are pressured to get the victory, otherwise Norwegian team is out from the race for the Final Four in May.
Ole Gustad Gjekstad said before the match that his team will play now three cup-finals, and has to win all three to be able to qualify.
Larvik started with the same Nora Mörk, scoring the first three goals for hosts, 5 – 4 after half-played first half, than Buducnost takes the lead, 5 – 8 (22.min). Clara Woltering is outstanding in guests goal, Cristina Neagu is the brain of Buducnost, meanwhile Nora Mörk for hosts.
Half time: 8 – 9.
In the second hald Larvik managed to comeback in the match, fighting strong and getting 11 – 11, 14- 14 (42.min), but Buducnost with the lead of Woltering and Neagu took the lead, increased the gap and never gave the chance again to hosts to comeback in the match. (14 – 16, 16 -19, 16 – 22)
Final result: 17 – 22.
Buducnost made a big step on the way to the FF.
Cecilie Leganger: ” We were not good enough today, and not only in this match, but at the beginning of the Main Round already. We have to play as a team, to not be depending of individually performances of some players. We should help each other more and be more agressive in defense and to set more pressure in attack. It’s very difficult to lose matches like this, but maybe it’s easier if you think that the opponent was a better one.”
Nora Mörk: ” I wanted to get to FF in Budapest and to play semifinal, I am very sad now. It is very difficult to know that we have no more chance in the next to matches. I had a plan to get to FF for my sister, who is injured and play for her. Our play was not enough high quality today, I took too much shoots today, we must play more as a team.”