Faroe Islands won third place in the President’s cup
Monday, August 8, at 17.00 (Skopje, Sports Centre Jane Sandanski 2):
SLOVENIA – FAROE ISLANDS 28-31 (12-16)
Bukovec 6, Zulic 6, Cernigoj 6; Weyhe 8, Nolsoy 4, Arge 4.
Faroe Islands won the third place in the President’s Cup at the IHF Women’s Youth (18) World Championship in Skopje after they beat the Slovenia in small-final with 28-31.
At the start, the Slovenian women made a lot of mistakes, and the Faroe Islands opened the match better and quickly took a 0-3 lead. The Slovenian women responded with the same measure, so after five minutes of play, the score on the scoreboard was 3-3. The game continued in series in the next period, and in the 15th minute, the Faroe Islands again reached the highest plus three (6-9), after which the head coach of Slovenia HREN had to call his first time-out. The handball players of the Faroe Islands continued with their excellent game, and in the 20th minute, they reached plus six for the first time (7-13). By the end of the first half, Slovenia managed to reduce the deficit and leave at the break with a deficit of 12-16.
The Faroe Islands opened the second half well and reached the highest plus six (12-18). In extra time, the Slovenian women managed to play better, so in the 41st minute, they narrowed the score to minus two (19-21). The Slovenian women continued with their excellent game and they equalized in the 45th minute (22-22). The Faroe Islands played better in the finish and cruised to a 28-31 victory.
WHC U18 STAR OF THE MATCH: Maria Palsdottir Nolsoy (FAROE ISLANDS)
Borut Hren, the head coach of Slovenia:
I think we could have done better because we had a tough group. We can be satisfied because we played good matches, but at the end of the championship, we lacked a bit of strength. However, we go further.
Simon Olsen, the head coach of Faroe Islands:
A great result for us. We opened the game well and played well in the first half. In the second part, Slovenia managed to reach a draw, but in the end, we managed to win. A big win for us.