Competition begins today with Sydney University HC playing the opening fixture versus Asian club champions Mudhar (KSA). The morning tactical meeting went off without a hitch and the team heads into their first match confident that they can obtain their goals. This game is especially significant as it is the first time that an Australian club has be represented at the IHF Super Globe tournament.
The match begun with both teams trading goals in a fast paced start to the game. As the half progressed Mudhar gradually edged ahead, but a determined Sydney University team kept touch only allowing a 3 point lead at the half. After halftime Mudhar pounced upon technical errors by Sydney University HC and stretched their lead out to 8 goals.
Once again is was up to Uni to peg back the score. They did so through games top scorer Diego Lliorente, who finished the game with 8 goals. Sydney Uni finished the game scoring 9 goals to 6 and the game concluded with Mudhar winning 32-27.
The game was a testament to the determination of the Sydney University side. Coach Philipp Enders was pleased with the match, “We had two objectives: First to score more than 26 goals and second to fight until the very end. And we reached both objectives, as we really fought until everybody was exhausted, we gave a great fight.”
The team will set similar objectives in the game versus defending champions THW Kiel. For those looking to follow the match it has been moved back to 4pm(gmt+3, 11pm Sydney time. The game can be streamed through Al-Kass as per the last game. For more photos and score updates live from the game check out our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/SydneyUniHandball