Since 2009, there has been a girls’ soccer league in Austria as a counterpart to the boys’ school league. The final tournament, in which the best teams from each federal state meet, will take place in Neusiedl this year. One team was particularly inspired by the land advantage. Theresianum Eisenstadt reached the final after defeating the top candidate from Vienna.
It was such a sensation – the players of the high school in Vienna Polgarstraße were devastated, and the students from Theresianum in Eisenstadt celebrated with a 1-0 victory in the semi-final, thus reaching the final. “To be in the national final with the girls is of course an exceptional event and we are very happy with it,” says Christoph Schalling. “It was impossible to imagine we would get this far, but now we have made it and we are very happy,” Helena Strobel said.
In the 12th minute, Helena Strobel scored the decisive goal to make the score 1-0. It’s not her first important goal. “You already scored our goal in the state final, the decisive goal. Well, it’s a great feeling when everyone is running towards you and everyone is looking forward to it.”
Team spirit and defense
The Secret Recipe of the Eisenstadt Women: Team Spirit and, Above All, Their Defense. Goalkeeper Katharina Gartner didn’t have to get behind her once in the entire tournament. “I have a great defense with our Defense Secretary Michelle. Left and right Lisa and Hannah, they’re also bombs in the back. Well, that’s how I always run it,” said guard Katharina Gartner.
As the organizer, Burgenland may provide a second team in the National Final. Neusiedl stands no chance in team matches and loses four times 0:4. In the ninth-place match, the 3:1 win over Schwaz was a conciliatory result. “It was a very good experience, the audience encouraged us, and I am very happy about that. Leonie Beecher says:
“Everything went well”
On Wednesday in addition to the final, there will also be a match for third place, after which the championship will be history again. About 150 players and supervisors from all federal states attend Neusiedl. In any case, the initial conclusion is positive. “Everything went well and if things continued like this tomorrow and there were no injuries and the matches continued to do justice, I would be happy,” said Jacob Knobel.
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