🏆 EuroHockey Championship II : Austrian women beat Lithuania to finish seventh

Even before the game, the Czech Republic won points – they draw 2-2 against Russia – that Austria can at best reach the penultimate place at this European Championship. With this result Russia receives the last ticket for the World Cup Qualifier.

The Red Foxes still have the goal to achieve a clear result and to convert the shown strengths into goals.

The Austrians take command of this game from the start. In the 3rd minute the first short corner for the Red Foxes, which is blocked. 4th minute – the next penalty corner, which in turn does not find its way into the goal. But the Austrians stay on the ball and the cross pass finds Ruth Konrat, who is once again right and has no trouble getting the ball over the line – 1-0.

As a result, the Austrian women remain the dominant team. A quick advance over midfielder Fiona Felber, pass into the circle and Helene Herzog carried out to 2-0.

In the second quarter, Lithuania got their first real chances with two corners in a row. But both are repulsed. Driven by Felber and Czech in midfield, the attacks of the Red Foxes roll again. There are a number of situations in the Lithuania region but there is no goal. In the half-time it goes 2-0 for Austria.

Start in the 3rd quarter and Austria stays on the trigger. Combination Felber-Podpera-Konrat-Hruby and it is 3-0 in the 31st minute. Immediately afterwards Buchta gets the ball, her shot on goal is blocked by the goalkeeper, she takes the margin and is illegally separated from the ball. 7m for Austria, but Sophie Salat forgives and it remains 3-0.

In the 43rd minute again corner for Austria – the corner slug from Czech goes into the Kreuzeck and it is 4-0. The goal in minute 47 is preceded by a nice combination: Hruby prevails on the right side, back pass to Podpera, who ideally shows the ball behind her back and Laginja directly to the bat – 5: 0 for Austria.

Lithuania succeeds in countering one of the numerous attacks by the Austrians, which ends in a short corner. With a nice combination they score the only goal in the tournament and the score of 5: 1 is also the final result of this game.

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