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GBR U17 (2002) Junior Women 2019 European Championships, Volos. Sept 1-8 2019 Results

Game 1 v GER

Great Britain’s Junior Women opened their European Championships campaign with a tough 12-3 (1-1, 3-0, 2-1, 6-1) defeat to Germany in Volos.

A strong start from Great Britain as the scores were level at the end of the first quarter thanks to a fine finish from Niamh Moloney.

Imogen Smith fired in two more for Great Britain, but Germany edged the second and third quarters to take control of the match.

Game 2 v NED

Great Britain’s Junior Women lost out 24-1 (5-1, 7-0, 5-0, 7-0) to medal favourites Netherlands in their second match at the European Championships.

Imogen Smith was on target with a well-taken penalty in the first quarter, but the Netherlands ultimately proved too strong for Great Britain, who were made to work hard in defence throughout.

Game 3 v BUL

Great Britain have finished third in Group C after a comprehensive 15-4 (4-1, 3-1, 4-0, 4-2) victory over Bulgaria in their final preliminary match of the European Championships 🤽‍♀️ 💪 🇬🇧

A fantastic overall team performance from Great Britain, who dominated throughout and worked hard to ensure they won each quarter.

In attack, Eve Poole, Erin Andrew and Niamh Moloney top scored with three each, while Liv Henderson (2), Katie Bowater (2) Emily Campbell-Lamerton (1) and Imogen Smith (1) were also on target.

Game 4 v SRB

Great Britain’s Junior Women produced a sensational performance against a tough and physical Serbia in today’s crossovers at the European Championships.

Despite losing 10-6 (2-0, 2-1, 2-4, 4-1), every player put in a massive, massive shift and left nothing in the pool as they defended for their lives and attacked in style.

Serbia looked in control at the turnaround, but Great Britain refused to lie down and fired in four to level the match at 5-5 late in the third to set up a thrilling finale.

Ultimately, it wasn’t meant to be, but that was a spectacular team effort and the crowd were on their feet throughout.

Lucy Mills top scored for Great Britain with a superb hat-trick, while Liv Henderson (2) and Eve Poole were also on the scoresheet.

Game 5 v HUN

Great Britain’s Junior Women will contest the 11th-12th final after a 12-3 (5-0, 2-0, 3-1, 2-2) loss to water polo powerhouses Hungary at the European Championships.

Despite the calibre of opposition, Sarah Dunsbee’s players produced another magnificent team display as they fought to frustrate the Hungarians throughout.

In attack, Emily Campbell-Lamerton got the GB crowd off their feet at the end of the third with a fine finish, and Lucy Mills and Erin Andrew followed that up with well-worked goals in the fourth.

Game 6 v GER

Great Britain’s Junior Women have finished 12th at the European Championships after a hard-fought 12-7 (3-2, 4-2, 2-0, 3-3) defeat to Germany

Imogen Smith expertly converted a hat-trick of penalties to top score for Great Britain with three, while Lilymay Girvin (1), Anna Motley (1), Lucy Mills (1) and Niamh Moloney (1) were also on target.

Despite the loss, the result and performance was a huge improvement from the opening day 12-3 (1-1, 3-0, 2-1, 6-1) defeat to the same opponents and the whole squad can be proud of their achievements in Volos.

The experienced gained has been invaluable and it’s been great to see the players get stronger as a team – and individually – as the tournament progressed

With the squad now preparing to fly home, we would like to say a massive thank you for all the excellent support here in Greece and back home

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