German women get 16th European title in the hall
Dhe German women’s hockey team has won the title at a European indoor championship for the 16th time. The team of national coach Valentin Altenburg beat the Netherlands through.
The goals for the record European champions were scored by Pia Maertens (3) and Lisa Altenburg (2), who had previously missed a seven-meter throw. The Dutch women were the expected tough opponents. The Altenburg team trailed 1-0 and 2-1 before Maertens in particular set the tone and led Germany to victory.
At the previous European Championship finals in Minsk, the women of the German Hockey Association (DHB) had only finished fourth. Defending champions Belarus are banned from the EURO tournament because of the country’s involvement in Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine.
Third place this time went to the Ukrainians after a 1-0 (0-0) win over Austria. Fifth was the Czech Republic, which defeated Turkey 5-0 (2-0).