Sweden won again in EC U19

Sweden celebrates victory. Photo: Catherine Mur.

Switzerland tested the defense of the U19 national team and punished obvious mistakes. However, Sweden never let go in the second European effort and took another victory, 35-31.

Sweden experienced a completely different match image with more alert opponents than in the first. Switzerland managed to keep the pace and with technical errors in the blue and yellow attacks, it was also a consecutive goal after a counterattack for the first time in the EC.

Luckily, the U19 national team still created plenty of chances and made up for it with targeted spells in goal production. Felicia Granat with clear qualities in both directions leveled the score at 5-5 and then Sweden quickly took the lead.

The first half ended 19-17 after Sweden took a four-goal lead. Granat and Thea Kylberg continued with high activity and hit percentage in attack and Emma Mihailovic made the attacking plans with quick and precise decisions.

Switzerland caught up and briefly worried early in the second half, but Sweden’s next shot ended the game. High energy levels meant 35 goals and the two-point number two was never in danger in the final ten minutes.

U19 EC, group A
Netherlands–Croatia 34–26 (17–15)
Sweden-Switzerland 35–31 (19–17)
Scorers, Sweden: Felicia Granat 9, Stella Huselius 6, Emma Mihailovic 5, Thea Kylberg 5 & Stina Wiksfors 5, Ida Landberg 3, Ellie Hammarström & Moa Wallin 1.

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