U17: Sweden finishes last in ScandIberico

Frenne Båverud. Photo: Michael Erichsen/Bildbyrån.

The U17 ladies fell behind Portugal and Spain and were close to a full draw against Norway. After one point from three international matches, Sweden finished fourth in the ScandIberico tournament on Spanish soil.

Handbollslandslaget.se summarizes the results from Thursday to Saturday where Sweden started with a defeat against Spain. The blue and yellow got off to a bad start and Spain built their 27-17 triumph with an eight-ball lead at the break.

It went better in the Nordic derby, Sweden put pressure on Norway and had, among other things, four goals to score in the second half. Norway responded and equalized in the last stanza at 28-28. IK Sävehof’s Lisa Lundin scored six times in a battle where Sweden also suffered seven sending-offs against her.

Sweden v Portugal was a balanced battle until, shortly after the break, the opponents began to congest the defense. The U17 national team was limited to 18 goals to Portugal’s 24 in the last match in Cuenta.

Lundin, from nine meters, led the internal shooting league with eleven hits, just ahead of left-handed shooter Isa Lindberg (Ystads IF) with ten goals. The Swedish team had many players born in 2007, the majority of Frenne Båverud’s options were debutants in the national team jersey.

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