Norway secure Main round spot
URUGUAY – NORWAY 18-30 (10-13)
Aguirre 6, Hafranek 4 – Hedenstad 4, Kyrkjeeide 4
Player of the match – Constance Hedenstad (Norway)
Norway is already in the Main round of the Women’s Youth World Championship after second victory in the group matches. Today they secured place in Main round after a victory over Uruguay.
After a tight match against Cezch Republic in the first round Uruguay once again proved themselves as a nice surprise in the Women’s Youth World Championship. Today they have a top class opponent, the national team of Norway.
Surprisingly Uruguay was in control in the first quarter of the match and had a lead (4-2, 5-3, 6-5). Soon after Norway was the team in charge but until the end of the first half they didn’t make some significant progress and at the half time result was 13-10. In the second half Uruguayan magic was gone.
Norway leveled up their defense played with more discipline and doubled the advantage shortly after the start of the second period (19-13).
The Scandinavians built a comfortable lead and controlled the match until the end successfully defending their goal from all attempts of Uruguay including seven on six tactics.
Kristine Lunde (Norway Head Coach) – I am satisfied. We played much more focused in the second half and we completed our mission.
Tags: Nor, Uru, WCh
Leonardo Punales (Uruguay) – We are very satisfied although we didn’t win . We played against the top team and we managed for a long time to keep the distance tight.