Orange took the lead several times in the first quarter of the game, but ended up trailing 4-3. The Netherlands appeared to have corrected this in the second quarter, including through two goals from Nomi Stumpforst, but a long shot from the Hungarians ensured Hungary rested with an 8-7 lead.
At the start of the third quarter, Orange again failed to keep the back rows closed, and not long after, the Netherlands ran into a 10-7 deficit. This gap seemed enough for Hungary to win the match, but the Netherlands returned to 10-10. Simone van de Krats, the tournament’s top scorer, grabbed the important equalizer. In the final stage, Hungary pulled out the longest straw.
Semi-final against Spain
Hungary will compete for a place in Thursday’s final with Spain. In the other semi-final match, the United States will face the winner of the match between Australia and Russia. For the orange, there are now competitions for 5th to 8th places in Tokyo, while the goal was to snatch a medal.
The Netherlands appeared in the world event for the first time since 2008. The team won the Olympic gold medal in Beijing at the time, but the team failed to qualify for both London and the subsequent Rio de Janeiro Games.
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Here ends our mission.
“We’ve been working on it for four or five years,” said national team coach Arno Havinga. “I told the girls at the meeting this afternoon: This is the game we worked so hard for, left so much for and invested so much for it. We’ve been waiting so long for this. But it just didn’t happen that way.”
“We didn’t have as much flair as in previous games. Open-mindedness was absent, especially in attack. This is partly due to Hungary, which are a big team. But obviously I am also not able to prepare the team to finish this match. That’s where it ends.” It is our mission to win a medal in Tokyo.”
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