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GROUP A REVIEW: Thüringer HC maintained their 100 per cent record in the Women's EHF Cup group phase, winning at Kastamonu Belediyesi GSK by six goals

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THC finish group phase with perfect record

Both teams had already secured not only their Women’s EHF Cup quarter-final spots, but also the final positions in the group A: first for Thüringer HC and second for Kastamonu Belediyesi GSK.

The German side confirmed their dominance in the group once again, winning 30:24 away in Turkey

  • THC won all six games in the group
  • second-placed Kastamonu's three-match winning streak ends
  • Mikaela Mässing became Thuringer’s top scorer, with seven goals
  • Serpil Iskenderoglu also scored seven times for Kastamonu

Kastamonu Belediyesi GSK (TUR) vs Thüringer HC (GER) 24:30 (11:14)

From the opening minutes, the German side took the initiative as Kastamonu’s defence found back court players Mikaela Mässing and Almudena Rodriguez hard to stop.

Although the home side enjoyed a 3:0 run to draw level at 9:9, THC pulled clear again to lead by three goals at half-time, 14:11.

Early in the second half, THC's Emily Bölk received a red card, yet the visitors continued to dominate and increased the gap to 20:15 by the 39th minute.

Serpil Iskenderoglu’s goals helped Kastamonu reduce the gap to 23:22, but with THC goalkeeper Ann-Cathrin Giegerich playing a solid game, the German side held their nerve in closing stages and won 30:24, confirming their perfect record in the group phase.

TEXT: Sergey Nikolaev / jw