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Surprising Larvik kept the two points home against Buducnost

Mari Molid scored 9 goals / photo: Bjørn Kenneth Muggerud
Surprising Larvik kept the two points home against Buducnost
Ibolya Szekeres

After suffering a big defeat last week against Metz in France, Larvik hosted tonight Buducnost, and the team of Dragan Adzic was clear favorites in this encounter.

The young Norwegian team led by Mari Molid had a good start, a compact defense, and they kept focus during all the game. Larvik managed to keep a lower tempo in this match and this was crucial in the outcome of the encounter. Larvik was in a four-goal lead, 12-8 after 23 minutes played, but Buducnost with many experienced players fought back and managed to equalize before the break, 12-12. Emilie Christensen, Mari Molid and goalkeeper Guro Rundbråten were the big players of hosts in the first half, meanwhile, Buducnost managed to stay close with help of Katarina Bulatovic.

In the second half of the match, Buducnost grabbed the one-goal lead several times, but they did not manage to increase the gap and Larvik fought back every time, with good defense, strong goalkeeper performance and the Molid-Christensen duo in attack scoring important goals in crucial moments. The game ended 23-22 and even if Buducnost had the chance to get the draw, they lost the ball in the last attack.

Larvik HK – Buducnost 23 -22 (12 –  12)

Referees: Bennani/Bennani (SWE)

Goals:

Larvik: Rundbråten, Gluic –  Molid 9(4), Christensen 4, Rivas Toft 4, Ramberg 2, Wolff 2, Andenæs 1, Roth Berglie 1, Møller, Bergum, Lund, Lowe, Figenschau, Hjertner, Oyesvold

Buducnost: Raicic, Zoqby de Paula – Bulatovic 5, Raicevic 5, Brnovic 3, Jaukovic 2 (1), Laslo 2(1), Grbic 2, Pavicevic 1, Ujkic 1, Konatar 1, Ramusovic, A.Bulatovic, Premovic, Pletikosic

7 meters: 5/4; 3/2

Suspensions: 6 minutes; 10 minutes

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Ibolya Szekeres

Hungarian living in Norway with a great passion for handball, primarly women handball. Travels all over the world to follow handball matches and tournaments and to write good articles on this website.

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