7th October 2019
Olympia and Cambridge both won to remain 100% in the Women’s Premier Handball League after two rounds of matches.
Olympia beat London Angels, who were playing their first match of the campaign, and Cambridge edged past NEM Hawks in a thriller.
The weekend’s other match saw Eagles win against London GD in another close clash.
Olympia were 30-20 victors against Angels. They led 18-11 at the break, extending their advantage in the second half. Ingrid Liv bagged eight goals for Olympia, while Harika Okuhira scored seven times for Angels. Olympia sit top of the table, ahead of Cambridge on goal difference. Angels are sixth, goal difference separating them from bottom club Reading Lionesses, who like Angels have played just one match so far.
Promoted Cambridge continued their successful return to the top flight in a nail-biting encounter against Hawks, winning 30-29. Hawks led 17-14 at half time. However, Cambridge turned the tables in the second period to make it two-wins-from-two. Sonja Nashchekina and Agnes Foeglein both beat the keeper eight times for Cambridge, while for Hawks Beth Wilbraham also scored eight times. Hawks sit fifth in the table.
Eagles put their opening-day defeat against Cambridge behind them to beat London GD 25-23 in another thriller. Eagles sneaked past GD after it was all square at half time with the score tied at 10-10. Zoe Lacour and Erica Reksa both scored six for Eagles, while Sunniva Ovstebo Naess hit the back of the net five times, as the home side shared the goals around. Eva Salinas Rivada struck eight times for GD. GD and Eagles both have four points, with GD in third spot, ahead of Eagles on goal difference.