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The Soest Verbandsliga Women are looking to climb to sixth place

The Soest Verbandsliga Women are looking to climb to sixth place

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Your breakthrough will be essential against Witten on Saturday evening: Senna Winter is Soest's top scorer. © Miller

For women's handball in Soest, one thing is certain: eighth place is the goal. The road there is full of challenges.

Soest – After the great success of the team's basement duel against Hohenlimburg, another home match against one of its neighbors will follow on Saturday.

League 2, Women: Soester TV – ETSV Witten, Saturday 7:15pm, Bordehalle. Thanks to their success, the Sost girls made their way to ninth place. The two completely safe relegation places – relegation also certain due to Königsborn's withdrawal – now look a long way away given the five-point gap to 11th-placed Hohenlimburg. But depending on how the season goes, it could also affect teams in 10th and 9th place in the higher leagues. That's why STV coach Steffi Behrens says: “Eighth place is the goal.”

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Their apparent success in the opener has greatly improved the mood, especially as another success would enable them to move up to sixth place in the tight midfield. Looking at the last match, the coach still sees room for improvement. “We have to deal with the issue of scoring and defending,” the coach says after scoring 27 goals against Hohenlimburg.

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Behrens does not have any good memories of the first leg in Witten at the start of the season. In the second half, their team threatened to collapse and presented a weak defensive performance. Behrens said lessons should also be learned from this and “we must fully focus on the last 10 matches.” It is difficult to determine the rhythm. After the game against Witten, there will be two games at the end of February before the entire month of March is free.

Individuals: Missing: Voss-Fels (private), Pflaum (recovery), Eder (foot injury). First stop: 31:25 in Witten