Another easy win for Montenegro in the President’s Cup
Tuesday, August 5, (Skopje, Sports Centre Jane Sandanski):
Montenegro – Senegal 38-20 (17-8)
Micevski 7, Vujadinovic 5 – Kebe 7
MVP of the match: Marija Marsenic (Montenegro)
Montenegro opened the match with strong defense, as Senegal couldn’t score a goal in the opening seven minutes past goalkeeper Marsenic. Dione finally broke the deadlock for the Senegalese team, but Montenegro continued to dominate, taking a 5-1 lead after ten minutes. Marsenic continued her show on the Montenegro goal, saving a penalty and a few more difficult shots, helping her team to get to a 10-1 lead in the 17. minute.
Senegal finally found some rhythm in the attack, scoring five goals in the next six minutes. However, Montenegro was the team dominating on the field, taking the first double digit lead in the first half (16-6, 26. minute).
The first half ended 17-8 for Montenegro, as the favorites easily controlled the match also in the second 30 minutes. In the 40. minute Radonjic scored from a fast break, as Montenegro once again doubled the opponent’s number of goals (26-13). At the 48.minute the lead has raised to 15 goals (30-15). Vukcevic from Montenegro received a straight red card in the 50. minute, for stopping a counter-attack of the Senegalese team.
Remaining ten minutes of the match were just a routine for the Montenegro team, that despite the changes on the team still managed to record another easy victory in the President’s Cup (38-20), winning the first place in this group.
Maja Savic (coach of Montenegro): The victory was fully deserved, as we played a very good match. In the first half we played almost perfect, in the second we made some mistakes, but it is expected as I rotated the team. I wanted all the players to play today and feel useful for our team, that is why I am satisfied with this match.
Serigne Fall (Coach of Senegal): This was not a good day for us, we have many injured players who couldn’t give their all. Montenegro is a great team, they showed that today and we congratulate them on the win.