Monday, November 30

The CBM Elche, on a walk through Europe

The Elche players defend a free kick with the time expired at the end of the first half.  |  KH7 GRANOLLERS

The Elche players defend a free kick with the time expired at the end of the first half. | KH7 GRANOLLERS

The Elche Handball Club demonstrated yesterday, with its victory in Granollers, by 20-34, which is also very serious in the European competition of the EHF European Cup. The women from Elche gave a whole recital and walked in the second leg of the third tie against an opponent, which last season managed to reach the semifinals.

The franjiverdes faced the match with four rental goals from the first leg, played in the Esperanza Lag pavilion (26-22). They had margin, but they did not leave any option for the Catalans to dream of the comeback.

Joaquín Rocamora’s team gave a whole exhibition in attack, defense and goalPatri Encinas, who is usually the substitute goalkeeper, did not want to be less than his teammate Nicole Morales in the first leg and put a wall under the sticks with 65% of saves.

The new absolute international Lysa Tchaptchet was another wall in the center of the defense, accompanied by María Flores, Ana Martínez and Ivet Musons. At the extremes, Clara Gascò, with six targets, also a whole recital from the right and the Argentine Joana Bolling left details of great quality. Ana masterfully led her team and scored five goals, while Ivet brought out her whiplash and with eight goals she was the top scorer for the Elche team.

Nuria Andreu, Katia Zhukova, Giselle Menéndez, Patricia Méndez, Carolina Bono, María Gracia Duque and the young Patricia Méndez and Celia Guilabert were also the protagonists of a choral performance from Elche that makes one dream of great things.

All this accompanied, once again, by the masterful direction of the Oriolan coach Joaquín Rocamora from the band.

The women from Elche are already among the top 16 in the EHF European Cup, but they are not satisfied with that. Now they hope that the draw will bring them more luck than in this eliminatory Spanish duel to be able to travel and leave their mark on the Old Continent.

Lysa Tchaptchet and Ana Martínez defend an attack by Granollers. kh7 granollers

Lysa Tchaptchet goes with Spain to the European and there will be a break until January

The meeting yesterday in Granollers is the last of the year 2020 for the Elche Handball Club Competition in both the EHF European Cup and the Guerreras-Iberdrola League will not resume until after Christmas, because the European Championship begins in Denmark on December 3. The pivot of the Elche team Lysa Tchaptchet is the main novelty in the call of the Spanish coach, Carlos Viver. The 19-year-old young player of Cameroonian origin will make her debut with the «warriors» in a great championship in the senior category. In this way, the team from Elche closes a spectacular 2020 in which it has been runner-up in the League and in the Cup and that, if the pandemic had not stopped the competitions, it could have gone even further. Now it’s time to rest because 2021 is full of strong emotions and great challenges.

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