For the first time since 2016, Borussia Dortmund’s handball players missed a terrific alternative to attain the final four 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 have been warned earlier than kick-off. Hank Groner gave his players a number of issues to take with them. Especially the risk of Lisa Friedberger in the center of the backcourt. And, in fact, in entrance of various defensive formations, coach Heike Ahlrim continues to impress 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 objectives from Sarah Garovic, Griselz, Zoe Sprengers and twice from Meret Ossenkopp.
The undeniable fact that the Flames, who lined up alongside ex-Borussia participant Amelie Berger, closed the hole behind them was due to BVB’s comparatively usually shorthanded play. Nevertheless, the ladies of Borussia, even when outnumbered, at all times discovered an answer. The rating was 13:9 (sixteenth) after a terrific cross to Sprengers linebacker Emma Olsson, and Ossenkopp from the proper wing made it 16:11 (twentieth) after a robust save by goalkeeper Jara ten Holte.
Bensheim was removed from victorious. Five minutes earlier than halftime, Myrt Schoenacker made a free kick to minimize the deficit to 16:18. At the halftime whistle, Dana Blackmann made a terrific 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 pressured to take a timeout. Things have been not going properly at BVB, however issues have 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 have been powerful and sizzling.
With six minutes to go, captain Griesels made the essential rating 31:30, and some seconds later, Ossenkopp was fully empty on goalkeeper van Beurden. With a superb 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 known as his third timeout with precisely 28 seconds left. A sensation ensued when Lisa Antle fired the ball over the bar four seconds earlier than the final whistle. And BVB’s cup dream is over.
Hank Groner: “Obviously, it was tough for us. We have been in the lead nearly the entire recreation, however we conceded a aim. The important purpose for the defeat is evident. We scored 21 objectives in the first half and solely twelve after the break. Bensheim by no means gave up. In the finish we misplaced our heads and acquired into bother. “.
Rupert Thiel: “We fought laborious, however Bensheim had a terrific 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 continues. 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 towards ES Besançon Feminine. The launch will happen on February 5 at 14:00 at the Hammer Westpress enviornment.