Szczecin Right Through to Challenge Cup semi-final; Quintus close
You will find first leg games played between Rincon Fertilidad Malaga and H.V. Quintus, also Rocasa Gran-canaria and HC Gomel, although SPR Pogon Szczecin confronted Boden Handboll IF at a Doubleheader at Sweden to pick a Semi Final place.
SPR Pogon Szczecin safely through
As the first team SPR Pogon Szczecin are all Prepared for the semi-final of this Women´s Challenge Cup.
The team was able to win the double header played this weekend with six goals on aggregate against Boden Handboll IF despite playing matches away.
SPR Pogon Szczecin’s six-goal advantage was built on Saturday at the first leg at the Boden Arena.
After having a narrow 14:13 guide at halftime, Pogon increased the exact length to a 28:22 win and won the next half by five goals.
In the return game at the same venue on Sunday, the Polish visitors again started strongly at the first half, however, Boden managed to respond and also levelled the score with half-time (13:13).
Boden claimed and also was able to keep the 2nd half amount. On both legs, SPR Pogon Szczecin won the tie 55:49 on snare.
Sweden might hope to get a team from the semi final since Kristianstad Handboll will play Serbian side ZRK Naisa Nis next week.
13 goals from Lopez insufficient for Malaga
13 goals from left wing Soledad Lopez were not enough for Rincon Fertilidad Malaga on Saturday, when the Spanish team played in the home against Dutch team H.V. Quintus at the first leg.
After Malaga was contributing 16:14 in half-time, Quintus turned into the tables at the second half and put themselves winning 29:26.
They could look forward to playing with their tie against SPR Pogon Szczecin In case Quintus can finish the job next weekend.
Rocasa Gran-canaria in control
Even though Malaga do not progress, Spain have a chance.
Rocasa Gran Canaria, who won the contest at 20-16 and reached the final last season, are just six goals up after their home game against HC Gomel.
After having a guide at halftime, the traction tightened and won the game 24:18.
This effect gives them a good chance in the second leg at Belarus.