The Spanish women’s handball team passed the second and final test of preparation for the Olympic Games, as it beat Romania, which will not be in Tokyo, in a match that allowed Carlos Fever to test different systems and check the level of players.
Romania came out with a faster and more direct match than in the first friendly match to try to surprise Spain, a strategy that helped them take a lead with two goals from Seraficino, but after the first seven minutes, Sulley Lopez equalized (3-3). ) and Irene Espinola, with two consecutive goals, put ? Guerreras? Before.
Spain no longer lags behind during the first half, as the goal exchange between Mercedes Castellanos and Nicole Wiggins, with great interventions from both of them, which, combined with a good defense, prevented Romania from scoring, becoming more than five minutes without hurting the locals.
Carlos Vivre’s selection showed a very complete game with substitutions, and was effective in the counterattack and also in more elaborate searches for – and finds – the wings, who successfully finished the attack. On the other hand, in foreign launches, “Warriors”? They were not immediately.
Romania, which was sporadic in the few shots on goal that the Spanish defense allowed, could not catch up with the local players and ended the first half with nine goals for Spain (16-7).
After the start of the second half, goals by Nerea Pena, Sule Lopez and Paula Arcos opened the gap on the scoreboard against defenseless Romania who, without ideas, opted to hold the long possession. Viver continued to test different systems and players, giving the quest in the goal in the second act to veteran Silvia Navarro.
The Romanian team improved in the second half relying on Anna Maria Tanase hauling goals with a few minutes of poor definitions in the Spanish start, but the difference on the scoreboard was fantastic and they couldn’t put in the trouble. Spanish (32-19).
32? Spain (16 + 16): Castellanos; Pena (4), Sol Lopez (3), Hernandez (1), Espinola (4), Barbosa (4) and Mireya Gonzalez (1) – the start of the seven – Wiggins (ps), Navarro (ps), Campos (4), Eli Cesario, Jennifer Gutierrez (3), Lara Gonzalez (1), Alicia Fernandez (3), Arcos (3), Almudena Rodriguez (1)
19? Romania (7 + 12): Serpan; Bazaliu (2), Bucur, Polocoser, Popa, Seraficeanu (2) and Tanasie (3) – first seven – Hosu (ps), Kelemen (ps) Subtirica-Iovanescu (1), Laslo (3), Moroianu (2), Sefta (3), Kirex (3)
Referee: Soria Fabian and Mungo Ortega. They excluded Barbossa and Arcos from Spain, and Eli and Polocuser from Romania
Record every five minutes: 1-2, 5-4, 7-4, 9-5, 12-7, 16-7-break 17-8, 22-8, 24-9, 26-14, 28-15 , 32-19
Accidents: The second friendly match within the Olympic preparation of the Spanish national team, which was held at the Interncleos (Ovni) Pavilion in Puerto de Sagunto, in front of about 650 spectators.