After another great day of European Hockey, here’s the latest round up of all our women’s competitions around Europe.
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Here is the round-up of the Women’s Trophy and Challenge events:
EuroHockey Club Trophy – Barcelona, Spain
The third day in Barcelona started with MSC Sumchanka beating Ritm Grodno with two of the three goals from the winning side scored by Viktoriya Stetsenko (#20). 3-1 (1:0)
Royal Antwerp versus HC Minsk followed, for a place in tomorrow’s final. Belgium’s Royal Antwerp cam out on top and goes through to tomorrow’s final. 4-2 (2:1). Both HC Minsk and MSC Sumchanka finished with 7 points behind Antwerp, but Minsk edged out Sumchanka on goal difference.
In the last game of the day, Rot Weiss Köln sent Antwerp a strong message for tomorrow’s final, as they dominated Italy’s SG Amsicora ASD, taking the win and a spot in tomorrow’s final, with 11 goals. Hannah Gablac (#4) scored a hat trick to boot. 11-0 (5:0)
Royal Antwerp will meet Rot Weiss Köln in the final tomorrow at 14:00, while HC Minsk and host RC Polo will fight for bronze at 11:30. GHC Ritm Grodno (BLR) has been relegated to Challenge I in 2017.
EuroHockey Club Challenge I – Prague, Czech Republic
A cautious game, HC Donchanka met Gintra Strekte Uni in the first match of the third day in Prague. A late goal in the 69th minute helped Gintra take the victory. 0-1 (0:0)
SV Arminen met Polisportiva Ferrini Cagliari in a close game, with both teams fighting for the points to stay out of the bottom of Pool A. After an early lead by Arminen, the game ended in a draw thanks to late equaliser by Arminen. 2-2 (1:0)
Over in Pool B, host SK Slavia Prague met Welsh Swansea City HC. The Welsh side took the five points thanks to two goals by Joanne Westwood (#16), a field goal and a penalty stroke. 1-2 (0:2)
Ulster Elks fell to University of Edinburgh HC, who got the five points and thanks to the goal, passed Ulster in the table, winning a chance to compete for promotion tomorrow. 0-1 (0:1)
EuroHockey Club Challenge II – Lille, France
Day 3 brought sun and heat, as well as some special guests from the National French Volleyball team.
Kecioren Baglum SK fell to Iris Hockey Lambersart in the first match of the day. Marie Billore (#22) from Lambersart scored her second hat trick of the tournament. 0-5 (0:3)
Host Lille MHC beat HC Rotweiss Wettingen in the second match of the day, with three field goals, two of whom were scored by Juliette Hannebique-Leman (#3)
Waterloo Ducks HC stormed HC Hostivar in this match, with #12 Marie Ronquetti scoring half of the eight goals. 8-0 (5:0)
Lastly, Grove Menzieshill beat Black Boys HC Geneve in the last match-up of the day. Both #10 Sophie Pettegree and #11 Katie Robertson scored two goals each. 6-1 (3:0)
EuroHockey Club Challenge III – Gibraltar, Gibraltar
HAHK Mladost fell to Cardiff Univeristy in the first match of the day. The Croatian side pushed back in the second half but was unable to make a turn around. 0-2 (0:0)
Nacka LHK also fell to Lithuanian HFTC Tauras, who opened the score in the 17th minute and sealed the deal in the second half with two more goals. 0-3 (0:1)
The last match of the day saw an all Gibraltar meet, with Hawks Ladies meeting Eagles HC. Eagles took an early lead with a goal in the 10th minute, and another one in the 26th. The second half saw a more aggressive match being played, with five yellow cards given to the Gibraltar rivals. Eagles scored once more to seal the deal and take the points. 0-3 (0:2)
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