We continue our Euroleague Women campaign on Wednesday from 5 pm Hungarian time in the Russian city of Kursk.
Our team is facing tough days, and not only on the basketball court, but on the road to and back from Russia. Our delegation left Sopron on Tuesday morning in order to spend the early evening at the Moscow airport having flown in from Vienna. From there they will continue their journey to the city of Belgorod after a six-hour waiting time, where they will arrive at their accommodation at 2 in the morning. We will get to the venue of the game in the afternoon and try to compete with the Russian team, whom we beat at the beginning of November in a memorable game on our home court, without any practice. What we can expect here is highly questionable, since we don't even know what line-ups the teams will use in the game. While at Kursk Prince and Howard are questionable to play it is already an improvement for us that we will not have any problems with the number of players. Everything was found to be in order in case of those just coming out of the quarantine during the compulsory thorough medical check-ups, but we cannot expect much from them after having missed over one week of training. It is also giving a headache to our staff that Gabby Williams has a minor knee injury that she had suffered during the training in the evening prior to the game against Csata. Sára Varga also missed the league game at the weekend as a result of a classic "body check". Let's hope that both players' injuries will heal quickly.
As Zsófi Fegyverneky also said about the heroic performance against Csata we are trying to not care about our problems, but we also have to see, that we are struggling with a lot of unavoidable difficulties, which affects our work in training, and thus on the quality of our game. Alíz Varga also ensured us that they are doing everything they can in this situation, and she also said that however much the overtime success took out of them physically, it also gave the same amount back mentally.
Following last year’s really successful end-of-season event we closed this historic season with a memorable night, too, in the festive environment of Novomatic Aréna, during which our team’s 2022/2023 roster was also announced!
A tavalyi nagy sikerű évzáró rendezvényünk után az idei történelmi szezont is egy emlékezetes estével zártuk a Novomatic Aréna ünneplőbe öltöztetett környezetében, melynek során bejelentésre került csapatunk 2022/2023-as kerete is!
We are able to deliver really great news to our fans! The place of Briann January, who will no longer play in Europe will be taken by an experienced point guard, Courtney Vandersloot for the 2022/2023 season!
Rendkívül megnyugtató hírrel szolgálhatunk szurkolóinknak! Az európai szerepléstől visszavonuló Briann January helyét egy rutinos, vérbeli irányító, Courtney Vandersloot foglalja el csapatunknál a 2022/2023-as szezonban!
Our team came up big in the third game of the league finals, and beat Szekszárd for the third time in a row to claim the title!
Sopron Basket - Atomerőmű KSC Szekszárd 74-52 (29-14, 21-14, 15-15, 9-9)
Sopron, 1800 néző