A full house awaited the two teams in Sopron. The Sopron fans knew that their favourites could win this evening against the French team, and then they would go to Valenciennes to the 3rd game. Of course, Valenciennes wanted no more games after this one...
|Coach Natalia Hejkova gets Sopron fired up|
After the half-time break Sopron quickly scored 2 beautiful shots, and so the gap grew to more than 10 points between the two teams. The game was very good and the fans were enjoying themselves. Sopron kept their 10 point lead for a long time.
However in the last quarter the French team came back into the game. They played stronger and with 1.42 minutes before the end the score was only 65-63 after lay-up from Edwige Lawson. But still they couldnt pull off the win, mainly because Sopron played with a big heart and the MVP of the game, Jurgita Streimikyte hit all of her free-throws.
Sopron made a big win and have opened the way for themselves to the Final 4.
MVP of the game: Jurgita Streimikyte.
Natalia Hejkova - Coach of Euroleasing-Orsi Sopron: We played very well in the first half. In the 2nd half both teams were tired. I'm very happy, that we could win against this very strong French team. We could win, because our defense was very good, and we fought along with our fans until the end of the game. In the 3rd game anything could happen.
Jurgita Streimikyte: What a difficult game! It was important that we had a 10 points lead early. We were tired in the last quarter, but played smart and won the game.