WFC 2013

13 December 2013

The Slovak national team ended the World Floorball Championships with a victory and, therefore, finished on the final 9th position. Slovakia had yet again a successful start of the game, but unlike in the previous matches they managed to lead the game to a victorious end and won, despite a two-goal Russian finish, 6:4..

Like yesterday, the Slovaks began the match better and managed to score twice. The score was opened by Martina Stašová after a nice play. Less than three minutes later the Slovaks celebrated again. The captain Lucia Košturiaková showed her great orientation and sent the ball to the net without problems.

But in the second period the Slovaks again lost the pace and it were the Russians who created chances. Especially in the 26th minute, when they had two clear goal-scoring opportunities but failed to convert them. And because the Slovak players learned a lesson from the previous games at this Championships, they managed to secure their lead. First Zuzana Šponiarová scored after an individual play and then Romana Janegová sent the ball below the crossbar in a power play.

The Russians managed to score in the second period, when Svetlana Viktorova at least reduced the score to 1:4. But Slovakia didn't allow any drama and clearly showed they really learned from the previous games against Latvia and Denmark. Although they conceded once again, they managed to score two securing goals. At the end of the match Russia pulled their goalie and scored two goals, but this couldn't change anything about the Slovak victory.

“Although the ninth place is the biggest success in the history of Slovak floorball, we wanted to get into the top 8,” Alžběta Ďuriková, a talented Slovak defender, said after the game. More in the interview here. “The tenth place is not really success for the Russian team; we expected it to be better,” Anastasiia Rodina, one of the Russian team's leaders, evaluated the tournament. More in the interview here..

Author: Gusta Ondrejčík

Skupina ČEZ
Ostrava - City of sport

Moravskoslezský kraj
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