For the first time since 2016, Borussia Dortmund handball gamers missed an important alternative to succeed in the 4th final in the DHB Cup. At HSG Bensheim/Auerbach, 33:34 (21:17), Borussia gave up the recreation in the second half with a transparent benefit.
Initial place: BVB superior to the quarterfinals with a 32:26 win over HSG Blomberg-Lippe. HSG Bensheim/Auerbach beat second division leaders ESV 1927 Regensburg 34:18. BVB clearly received the Bundesliga match 28:22 at the finish of September.
Gameplay: Of course, BVB had been warned earlier than kick-off. Hank Groner gave his gamers a couple of issues to take with them. Especially the risk of Lisa Friedberger in the center of the backcourt. And, after all, in entrance of various defensive formations, coach Heike Ahlgrimm impresses time and again. It’s the similar this time. Captain Alina Grisels was briefly coated from the first second. No drawback for BVB. Less than 5 minutes handed earlier than BVB took a 5-1 lead after targets from Sarah Garovic, Griselz, Zoe Sprengers and twice from Meret Ossenkopp.
The incontrovertible fact that the Flames, who lined up alongside ex-Borussia participant Amelie Berger, closed the hole behind them was on account of BVB’s comparatively typically shorthanded play. Nevertheless, the women of Borussia, even when outnumbered, all the time discovered an answer. The rating was 13:9 (sixteenth) after an important go to Sprengers linebacker Emma Olsson, and Ossenkopp from the proper wing made it 16:11 (twentieth) after a powerful save by goalkeeper Jara ten Holte.
Bensheim was removed from victorious. Five minutes earlier than halftime, Myrt Schoenacker made a free kick to chop the deficit to 16:18. At the halftime whistle, Dana Blackmann made an important free throw to make it 21-17.
The second spherical was very fascinating. In the forty third minute, Dionne Visser minimize the deficit to 26:27, and Henk Groner was compelled to take a timeout. Things weren’t going properly at BVB, however issues had been going properly at Bensheim. Lotta Haider equalized the rating for the first time in the recreation with a penalty 27:27 (forty sixth) The final ten minutes had been robust and scorching.
With six minutes to go, captain Griesels made the vital rating 31:30, and some seconds later, Ossenkopp was fully empty on goalkeeper van Beurden. With a very good minute to go, Bensheim took the lead for the first time in the recreation, 33:32, Griselz tied the rating with a seven-meter free kick (59th), Lotta Haider instantly elevated to 34:33.
Groner referred to as his third timeout with precisely 28 seconds left. A sensation ensued when Lisa Antle fired the ball over the bar 4 seconds earlier than the final whistle. And BVB’s cup dream is over.
Hank Groner: “Obviously, it was tough for us. We had been in the lead virtually the complete recreation, however we conceded a purpose. The important cause for the defeat is obvious. We scored 21 targets in the first half and solely twelve after the break. Bensheim by no means gave up. In the finish we misplaced our heads and received into bother. “.
Rupert Thiel: “We fought arduous, however Bensheim had an important day in the second half.”
BVB Handball Women: Moth, on Holte, Kohorst; Griesels (8/3), Sprengers (2), Kusian, Ossenkopp (6), Olsson (1), Ronning (1), Blackman (5), Garovich (4), Antle (3), Sasaki (2), host (1).
Forecast: After a break of just about three weeks, the Bundesliga is again. On Wednesday, February 1, BVB will go to Bayer Leverkusen. Kickoff is at 7:30 p.m. Four days later, the European Cup continues with a house recreation in opposition to ES Besançon Feminine. The launch will happen on February 5 at 14:00 at the Hammer Westpress area.