Rostov celebrate clear opening win

Prior to their DELO WOMEN’S group B clash, Rostov-Don were seen as strong favourites against MKS Perla Lublin, and the Russian side lived up to that status by claiming a comfortable 31:21 victory on home court.

  • Rostov won the first ever meeting between the two clubs in European competition
  • Rostov scored 21 goals in the first half, eight of which were from fast breaks
  • Aneta Labuda and Karolina Kochaniak netted four times each for Lublin

GROUP B
Rostov-Don (RUS) vs MKS Perla Lublin (POL) 31:21 (21:11)

A timeout taken by Robert Lis helped Lublin to somewhat improve their game, but not for long. The closing minutes before the break saw Rostov score goal after goal from fast breaks, and the home side already enjoyed a double-digit advantage at half-time.

Following a strong start to the second half, Rostov increased their advantage to 27:13 by the 38th minute, and the Russian side seemed likely to beat their scoring record in the competition: 38 goals against Fleury in 2015/16.

But thanks to Galina Mekhdieva, who also made some saves after replacing Sedoykina after the break, the home side kept a big advantage and cruised to a comfortable victory.

TEXT: Sergey Nikolaev / jw
 

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