Borussia Dortmund's unbeaten handball ladies team won their 11th game in succession and continue to top the Bundesliga with a convincing 32-19 win against Blomberg-Lippe, three points ahead of defending champion Bietigheim.
Apart from Leonie Kockel, who has picked up a shoulder injury, André Fehr was able to call on a full-strength squad. Merel Freriks was also named on the team sheet, despite suffering an external ligament tear in the recent cup match against Bietigheim.
In a fast-paced opening period from both teams, BVB’s Kelly Dulfer sealed the first two-goal margin after nine minutes at 6-4, increasing the lead to 7-4 with a rapid tempo counter-attack shortly afterwards. The defence proved solid, allowing the team to extend their lead to 15-10 at the half-time break. The victory was never felt in jeopardy, even though the attack were not always clinical with their chances. Both goalkeepers and all outfield players enjoyed game time in front of a crowd of 650. Johanna Stockschläder was BVB’s top scorer with seven goals. (br)