THC finish group phase with perfect record
Both teams had already secured not only their Women’s EHF Cup quarter-final spots, but also the final positions in the group A: first for Thüringer HC and second for Kastamonu Belediyesi GSK.
The German side confirmed their dominance in the group once again, winning 30:24 away in Turkey
- THC won all six games in the group
- second-placed Kastamonu's three-match winning streak ends
- Mikaela Mässing became Thuringer’s top scorer, with seven goals
- Serpil Iskenderoglu also scored seven times for Kastamonu
Kastamonu Belediyesi GSK (TUR) vs Thüringer HC (GER) 24:30 (11:14)
From the opening minutes, the German side took the initiative as Kastamonu’s defence found back court players Mikaela Mässing and Almudena Rodriguez hard to stop.
Although the home side enjoyed a 3:0 run to draw level at 9:9, THC pulled clear again to lead by three goals at half-time, 14:11.
Early in the second half, THC's Emily Bölk received a red card, yet the visitors continued to dominate and increased the gap to 20:15 by the 39th minute.
Serpil Iskenderoglu’s goals helped Kastamonu reduce the gap to 23:22, but with THC goalkeeper Ann-Cathrin Giegerich playing a solid game, the German side held their nerve in closing stages and won 30:24, confirming their perfect record in the group phase.Author: Sergey Nikolaev / jw