The placement match 9/10 at the Woman’s 17 EHF Championship between Bulgaria and Latvia took place in the Tbilisi Sports Palace. Latvia came forward from the very beginning, and Bulgaria seemed more tired. Despite this, the Bulgarians managed to equalize in the 29th minute – 13:13, and this was the result of the first half.
After the break, the Estonians scored two goals in a row, but this did not break the Bulgarians and by the tenth minute they were up 18:15. After that, in the middle of the second half, the score was 23:18 in favor of Bulgaria. Bulgarians increased pressure and as a result won 33:24.
The best player of the Bulgarian national team was named Vasilena Shomova (RW) and of the Latvian national team – Patricija Pruse (LW).
Patricija Pruse, the best player of Latvia: I really liked this game, I played really well. I think my team played till the last minute, we will work even harder for the future tournaments.
Petia Pancheva, head coach of Bulgaria: We didn’t play well in the first half, but in the second half we managed to play better defense as well as in attack. We won the game, but still need to work a lot on our performance.