World Championship 2015 Denmark

Historic march of Netherlands to the final

Historic march of Netherlands to the final

Jyske Bank Boxen, Herning

First semifinal

Netherlands –  Poland  30 – 25(15 – 8)

Netherlands: Van Der Wal, Wester –  Kramer, Van Der Heijden 2, Bont 1,  Abbingh 3, Van Olphen, Snelder 1, Knippenborg 2, Broch 5, Groot 5, Dulfer 1, Goos 3, Malestein, Hoekstra 1, Polman 6

Poland: Wysokinska, Gawlik – Kobylinska 4, Stachowska, Niedzwiedz 4, Gadzina, Kocela 3, Kudlacz- Gloc 5, Pielesz, Zych 1, Labuda, Zalewska 3, Sadej, Stasiak, Kulwinska 4, Achruk 1

Nycke Groot, Netherlands | Photo: Bjørn Kenneth Muggerud

Nycke Groot, Netherlands | Photo: Bjørn Kenneth Muggerud

With a fluent handball in attack, compact defense and outstanding goalkeeper play by Tess Wester Ducth team sailed through the first half, leading during all thirty minutes. Groot, Polman, Abbingh, Malestein or Broch were the main goalscorers for Holland , on the other side  Kulwinska and Kudlacz found the way to the goal the most times.

Half time: 15 – 8

Netherlands has continued the same path from the first half and never gave chance for Poland to come back in the game. Polish team reduced the gap as much as 4 goals (24-20), but the Oranje machine was working perfectly and nothing could stop them to cruise to their first World Championship final ever.

Final result: 30 – 25

Best player of the match: Nycke Groot (NED)

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World Championship 2015 Denmark

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