WHC Vardar returned to the European scene after three years with a triumph
Vardar, which in the past we saw as regular participants in the Champions League, today after a break of three years returned to the international scene.
WHC Vardar in today's first match of the second qualifying round of the European Cup in Kosovo defeated Pristina with 35:39 (15:16).
The Macedonian representative had a good start with the gained advantage of "plus two" (3: 5), and in the 18th minute a lead of 8:10.
The host returned to equalize 13:13 on the scoreboard, and then, thanks to Gjorgjievska's defenses, WHC Vardar separated again with a positive result of 14:16.
Our team managed to come to the match for the first time with a mini series and to "plus three" in the second half when they took the lead with 16:19 in 37 minutes. The difference was growing, Vardar in the further period of the match showed its quality and took the lead with unattainable 20:26. Koceva was the scorer of 33 goals in 51 minutes for 26:33 and the joy was already felt on the bench of the "red and blacks", then Radevska scored for 29:35.
At the worst moment, exclusions followed in the ranks of Vardar and in the very finish, the rival used that to reduce 33:35 to three minutes until the end of the match. When it was most needed, Vardar consolidated and triumphed with a final score of 35:39.
Trpevska, Damjanoska and Dinevska had seven goals each in the winning ranks.
WHC Vardar: J. Popova, N. Popova, Ilic, Bor. Koceva 1, Tosevska, Trpevska 7, Kostovic 5, Dinevska 7, Minovska 2, Radevska, Gjeorgjievska, Galevska 1, Stojanovski 4, Vasevska, Boj. Koceva 2, Damjanoska 7.
The return match will be played next Saturday, October 23 at 17.00 in SC "Jane Sandanski" - Skopje.
The other two of our teams are about to be eliminated from this competition, WHC Metalurg lost Dudelange in Luxembourg with 27:18, and WHC Chair with 26:43 was defeated by X 71 from the Faroe Islands.