Update from Wednesday: First Matches
11-7 Kocaeli University from Turkey
First up were the Turkish champions, who had given a good account of themselves against Trojans earlier on in the day. A successful start to the tournament with no one falling over during the line ups routine at the start of the match! Mavs raised their level and it was a very competitive match - a few more unlucky shots dropping and the game could have had a different outcome. 3 goals from Elliot and Jen and a goal from Werner settled the score at 11-7. The momentum was really with us towards the end of the match and we wish the game gone on another 5 minutes!
17-4 Trojans KC
Next up were English champions Trojans, sporting a number of England internationals and a very experienced side. Mavs went into the game wanting to give it everything and not give up until the final whistle. That's exactly what happened and we are are a very satisfied and proud team this evening! Goals in this game for Cathy, Max Wartelle, John and Werner.
We now go into Thursday and Friday playing in the 9th/10th place playoff - a two leg aggregate game against french team Bonson. The aim is clear - finish the tournament how we've started it, playing the best korfball Mavs have played to date and giving it everything we've got. Once that second game is over on Friday - it's party time!