Thursday, February 4, 2016

GVK will break the trend

Eight straight losses against derby rival.

March 23, 2013 was the last time GVK defeated Hylte/Halmstad.
"But we have confidence," says coach Magnusson.

Terese Bengtsson, Hanna Salomäki, and GVK have yet to reach a victory against Hylte/Halmstad.
Can they break the trend tonight?
Then, on March 29, GVK knocked Hylte/Halmstad in the fifth and decisive quarterfinals of the Championship playoffs.

Since then, the two teams have met eight times in the league. Eight times that H/H retired with victory and only twice has GVK taken a set from them.

One of those times came during the 2015 autumn season.

Now, however, the team has confidence in themselves. After three straight wins, with the most recent victory came against Svedala, the team is looking forward to the game.

"It's always great to meet Hylte. It has become a derby feeling, even though they play most of their matches in Halmstad now."

"It's been a while since we have beaten them, but at the same time, we carry confidence from the last games. After Christmas, we have delivered some good results," says coach Daniel Magnusson.

The visitors' advantage against GVK lies with their experience, according to Magnusson. GVK's advantage is the straight opposite.

"That's probably it. We just dive in head first. If we can enter the match with a good feeling and get the support from the crowd, we will put up a good fight. It's a free game, so with a little public support to give us an extra boost, we can go far."

The sicknesses continue. But there is no one who is eliminated.

"Ebba Ekblad has been at home and Meghan Sherman as well. They have no ball touches before the game and it's not optimal. And Ester de Vries' shoulder injury remains. But we expect them to play."

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