Hockeysters start european CHAMPIONSHIPS in their own country with victory in Spain

Hockeysters start european CHAMPIONSHIPS in their own country with victory in Spain

The Dutch hockeysters are the european CHAMPIONSHIPS in your own country, fine started. The team of coach Alyson Annan was in the first groepsduel Spain with 3-1 the boss. The duel was in the last quarter for some time suspended because of severe weather.

The audience in the sold-out and vernieuwbouwde Wagener Stadium in Amstelveen, the netherlands had until the second quarter of the wait for a goal fell.

It was Lidewij Welten, one of the few vedettes that is after the last Olympic Games, the score opened. She obtained a penalty corner by Caia van Maasakker with a tip-in goal.

For the rest, it was 2-0. Frederique Matla was in the right place to get the ball within tap. Spain came right before the end of the third quarter by Begona Garcia on 2-1, but again, Matla brought Orange with a intikker in the last quarter at 3-1.

Hockeysters start european CHAMPIONSHIPS with victory

The Dutch hockeysters are the european CHAMPIONSHIPS in their own country with a 3-1 victory in Spain started.

Lidewij Welten opened the score.

Frederique Matla scored twice.

Also in the pouring rain was Orange the better.

The duel was because of the heavy rainfall along still.

Share this photo via:

Back to slideshow

Severe weather

The duel was then due to the heavy rainfall and thunderstorms for longer than a half hour interrupted. On the advice of the police decided the organization even to have three of the four stands in the stadium to vacate.

The supporters were invited to a safe place to search. Only the spectators in the covered stands were allowed to remain sitting. The fans who chose to return were not rewarded. Both teams came after the resumption not to score.

The team of Annan preys on the tournament for their own public rehabilitation. Orange had two years ago at the european CHAMPIONSHIPS in England in the final via shoot-outs to bow to the host country and that happened last year at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. After two olympic gold medals had the Dutch hockeysters to settle for silver.

It also meant the end of the ‘golden’ generation. Ellen Hoog, Naomi van As and Maartje Paumen said goodbye to Orange, just like keepster Joyce Sombroek and Willemijn Bos. Eva de Goede, is also a long-time familiar face in Orange, decided to take a year break to take.

See also:
Summary: Results and schedule EK hockey

Follow us

Don't be shy, get in touch. We love meeting interesting people and making new friends.

Most popular