Russia under 17 woman national team had strong start of W17 EHF Euro in Macedonia, after beating Germany 26-20 (13-12) in the first match of group “B”, that was played in “Jane Sandanski” arena in Skopje.
The first half of the match was very equal, with minimal lead for one side at the end, but in the beginning of the next period russian players played very well in the defense and gained first big lead that brought them the win.
Karina Sabirova scored seven goals for winning Russia team, Anna Shaposhnikova had six and Ekaterina Kudriavtseva had five goals behind their names. Vildana Halilovic, Isabell Hurts and Franziska Peter scored four goals for Germany side.
“This was a good game for us, but the win must be quickly forgotten and we must be focused on next matches in the group. The gold in Skopje is our ultimate goal”, was the statement of Sabirova after the game.
Second match from group “B” will be between Romania and Spain.