This time we will continue our campaign without a day to rest. On Saturday at 6 pm we could secure the first place in the regular season with a win over NKE-FCSM Csata who have strengthened their roster and acquired new sponsors.
We have played a tough game on Thursday against Hatay. The Turkish's style of play has given us a hard time, and the return of our team captain Zsófi Fegyverneky was really needed. She entered the game bringing a positive energy to the court. The biggest twist came in the third quarter, when we have turned the game our way with a 20-4 run. That way we have secured a spot in the play-offs and hence we will be present in the top eight of Europe again. Knowing our difficulties it is an even bigger achievement! Our head coach Roberto Iniguez also praised the team for their performance, but like he said, we will have to concentrate on the tasks still ahead of us from Friday on. The first in line will be the league game against NKE-FCSM Csata at 6 pm on Saturday.
The newcomers have started the season very well, and were in a place among the top teams for a long time. We have had a very confident win in the capital, but Krisztián Tursics's team has caused many upsets against more experienced squads. What's more, they have kept growing during the season. They have acquired not only Hungarian national team member Judit Barnai, but also Nevena Jovanovic, who has left Szekszárd and is a solid member of the Serbian national team, and Jelena Antic from the Montenegro national team. Despite these big signings they haven't been able to perform on the same level as they have at the beginning of the season lately. Last time out they have suffered a hurtful loss against Vasas Akadémia. They might want to forget about all that against us, but if we play with necessary concentration, winning the game and securing the top spot in the regular season should not be a problem.
Before the game Dalma Czukor shared her thoughts in an extraordinary pre-game interview conducted by her teammates.
Tickets can be purchased at the venue for 1200 HUF. Entry to the game is free of charge below the age of 14 and above 70!
The derby can be followed via live online statistics at the Hungarian Federation's website, and via live video stream at sport.mindigo.hu.
Our head coach Roberto Iniguez spent two wonderful years with us, who has visited our Managing Director Zoltán Török as promised with whom they agreed in a discussion about the future that he will come back to Sopron one day
Csodálatos két évet töltött nálunk vezetőedzőnk, Roberto Iniguez, aki ígéretéhez híven a hétvége során meglátogatta ügyvezetőnket, Török Zoltánt, akivel a jövőt is érintő beszélgetés során abban maradtak, hogy egy napon még visszatér Sopronba
We built on our strong start in the third game of the Hungarian league finals and ended the season on an unbeaten record as champions!
Sopron Basket - ALUINVENT-DVTK 67-53 (22-7, 9-14, 24-12, 12-20)