The Slovenian women’s handball team defeated Hungary 21:19 in a friendly match in Stožice, which is the first victory against the eastern neighbor.
The match was better opened by the Hungarians, who led several times with two goals (3:1, 4:2). The hosts equalized in the 10th minute, when Tamara Mavsar tied at 4:4 with the third goal. Slovenia took the lead for the first time in the 16th minute, when Nina Zulić scored for 6:5.
Ljepoja set the outcome of the halfThe match was tough, with excellent defenses, so the outcome only changed slowly. The exception was between the 20th and 21st minutes, when as many as four goals were scored (from 7:6 to 9:8). Then the game continued with good defenses. The outcome of the half was already set in the 26th minute, when Natasha Beautiful scored for 11:9.
Omoregie scored a crucial goalIn the second half, Slovenia already led with 14:10, but the tenacious Hungarians did not give up, as they closed the gap and equalized at 19:19 in the 57th minute. She then took the stage Elizabeth Omoregiawho scored the last goal of the game and set the outcome of the game (21:19), then caught another ball in defense.
Nine goals MavsarMavsar was the best in attack, scoring nine goals. Maja Vojnović but she stopped 12 shots.
17th match and first winThe two national teams faced each other already on Thursday, when the match in Celje ended with 22:22. Prior to this historic match, Slovenia had never beaten Hungary in 16 matches, and had managed three draws before the match in Stožice.
This was a preparatory match before the European Championship, which will take place between November 4 and 20 in Slovenia, North Macedonia and Montenegro. Groups A and B will take place in Ljubljana, Slovenia will play in Group B, and Hungary in Group A.