^ That was one of the worst games I saw recently. Rodrigues was missing from the court although she was on the bench (why?), Torstenson seemed to be very bored, Cavaleiro and da Silva mediocre, Carmen Martín a total disaster, Vetkova so and so (but that is her level anyway), Vizitiu should play in the second division... Plus a bad refereeing, courtesy of two 21-year-old guys. But I liked Pessoa, she is constantly good, and Curea, who reminded she used to play for Oltchim, plus Eidem and Tiron from Craiova. It was a good move for Tiron to leave Baia Mare. Now she will have a lot of time to play and a coach who knows to work with young players.
Then I decided to watch the second game too, CSM Ploieşti vs. HCM Râmnicu Vâlcea, waiting for another bad one given the quality of both teams. And the first 15 minutes were bad indeed. But after a 0-5 score for Vâlcea, Goran Kurteš has decided to bring in Daciana Curtean and everything changed. She added speed and intelligence to the game, plus some nice assists to pivot Shutska. And so I enjoyed the match until the very last second. Everything went well for Ploieşti: the back players Tóth, Sheiko and Vlaškalić, the solid couple Curtean+Shutska, the very young wing Chiricuță, who scored even a beautiful goal from right back. Also the keepers of both teams (Şerban and Smedescu-Băbeanu) have made some wonders between the posts.
CSM Ploieşti vs. HCM Râmnicu Vâlcea 26-22 (13-11)
CSM Ploieşti: Chiricuță (5 goals), Shutska (4), Vlaškalić (4), Dincu (3), Tóth (3), Curtean (2), Dinu (2), Sheiko (2), Preda (1)
HCM Râmnicu Vâlcea: Ilina (6 goals), Adespii (3), Luca-Rouă (3), Vădineanu (3), Andrei (2), Bădiță (2), Predoi (2), Stoica (1)
CSM Ploieşti: Dincu, Ionescu, Vlaškalić, Goran Kurteš
HCM Râmnicu Vâlcea: Adespii, Ilina, Vădineanu
2 min. penalties:
CSM Ploieşti: Chiricuță (2 min), Gherman (2 min), Sheiko (2x2min), Shutska (2 min), Vlaškalić (2x2min)
HCM Râmnicu Vâlcea: Cherăscu (2 min), Chirilă (2 min), Stoica (2x3 min), Vădineanu (2 min)
HCM Râmnicu Vâlcea: Stoica
MVPs (in my opinion):
CSM Ploieşti: Curtean
HCM Râmnicu Vâlcea: Smedescu-Băbeanu
Referees: Băducu, Voicu (bad refereeing)