Montenegro too powerful for Uzbekistan
Montenegro showed their quality against Uzbekistan and started their campaign in the President’s cup in Group 1 with a win 43-26.
In the opening minutes, it was 6-1 for the European team and they didn’t look back. The result gradually went up and by the end of the first half, Montenegro led with the biggest goal difference 21-12.
Nothing changed in the second half and the girls in green were too powerful. Their lead kept increasing and after ten minutes of play, it was 31-16. Uzbekistan was unable to do anything in this game, the biggest lead Montenegro had was with 18 goals. The final result was 43-26.
The Player of the match was voted Jelena Vukcevic.
Jelena Vukcevic was the best scorer for Montenegro with six goals, Nina Ramusovic, Maja Ceklic, Katarina Sutovic scored five goals each. Sevinch Erkabaeva was the best player for Uzbekistan with eight goals.
Maja Savic (Montenegro head coach) – „Of course, we are very happy with every win but still there is a little disappointment in our team because we thought we can do a lot more in this tournament. We played a very difficult match against Iceland with a draw and after that, we had Sweden, a game that decided which team will progress to the main round. Games like this today are always very hard to play but there is a big difference in quality. We need to have a bigger motivation because these girls don’t have a lot of games on their legs. We didn’t play any friendly games before this tournament“.