Women’s handball, EURO 2018: Romania defeats Austria 36-25
Romania women’s team defeated Austria on Wednesday 36-25 (18-11) in Ramnicu Valcea, in the first match of qualifying Group 4 for the European Championship 2018.
It was a clear victory, without any fear of losing points. In the first half Romania led 8-5 and at half time 18-11. In the second half the goal difference increased to 34-21 and finally the score was 36-25.
On Sunday, Romania will face Portugal in Luso. Group 4 includes Romania, Portugal, Austria and Russia. The first two teams qualify to the final tournament.
Romania: Denisa Dedu, Yuliya Dumanska — Aneta Udriștioiu (1 goal), Melinda Geiger (5), Cristina Neagu (5), Andreea Pricopi, Gabriela Perianu (4), Cristina Laslo (1), Ana Maria Popa, Valentina Ardean-Elisei (5), Cristina Florianu (6), Crina Pintea (1), Andrada Cynthia Tomescu (2), Mădălina Zamfirescu (1), Laura Chiper (4), Ana Maria Dragut (1). Coach: Ambrosio Jose Martin Cedres.
Austria: Petra Blazek — Beate Scheffknecht (2), Sonja Frey (8), Johanna Schindler, Kristina Logvin (1), Miriam Schaupp, Nina Neidhart, Mirela Dedic (4), Patricia Kovacs (7), Romana Gerisch (2), Josefine Huber (1), Claudia Wess, Ines Ivancok. Coach: Herbert Muller.