Past weekend team Eindhoven, formed by players from E.S.V.V. Pusphaira and E.S.Z.V.V Totelos, won the women’s football tournament of the SUSA GNSK 2019!
After a strong win against Wageningen, followed up by a tie against Maastricht the team advanced to the knockout phase as first on their group. In the semifinals the team matched against Rotterdam and after a highly intense and well fought game the teams went into penalties. There, thanks to a magnificent save by our goalie Leontien Cremers, and goals scored by Laura Vrenken, Xenia Zürn, Senna Kloosterman and Yanelle Stolwijk, the team made its way through to the next match. The final saw them face Wageningen again, who now presented a quite different approach than during the group stage fixture. Nonetheless from the start the ladies of Eindhoven controlled the game and had ball possession for large periods, but they struggled to create clear chances. During the 2nd half coach Amado Garza Salas brought Izy Janssens back into the field, planning to exploit the spaces the opponents were leaving. From the defensive line Izy was able to place an excellent pass to Laura Vrenken, who under pressure by the defense, took a great shot that defeated the goalkeeper and got into the far corner of the goal. The ladies from Eindhoven would go on to win the final 1-0, becoming undefeated champions. Congrats to the players and the coach!