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BVB women's handballers aiming to frustrate the champions

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After their 29-28 defeat away to HSG Bensheim/Auerbach last Saturday, another tough challenge awaits the BVB women's handballers in the form of SG BBM Bietigheim. The league leaders have already wrapped up their next championship. Henk Groener's team will be away to the title-holders at 19:00 CEST on Wednesday evening (22 May).

After nine matches without a defeat, the Black & Yellow women's handballers' run came to an end. As was previously the case in Blomberg in February, they were lacking just one goal in Bensheim at the weekend. "We knew that it would be a very tough game. We were prepared for that, but in the end we made a few mistakes too many," explained Borussia player Frida Rønning. The defeat saw BVB drop back down to fourth position in the table.

But the playmaker does not want to dwell on that, nor on the fact that a second-place finish is still possible. "For now, it's about playing against a strong opponent. At the end, we can then see what place we manage to finish in. We're not really thinking about that. What counts now are the two games we still have ahead of us," said Rønning, adding: "We want to win them."

It will not be an easy task, because the last time Bietigheim lost a match in the league was 38 months ago, on 31 March 2021. The opposition back then: Borussia Dortmund. "They have a bloody good team with many great players, but we have that too. Metzingen showed in the cup final that they can be beaten. We must prepare ourselves well tactically and give everything. We're ready for a tough battle," said Rønning.

While the season is approaching the finish line for the team, the final two games of the campaign will mark the end of the Norwegian's career. "It all feels a bit strange to me. I simply have very many great memories, these have been three fantastic years at BVB. I'm simply just unbelievably grateful. It was my great dream to play as a professional and Dortmund is the place that has enabled me to do that. I will never forget any of it," said Rønning.

Perhaps the two remaining games will provide her with even more experiences to take back to her Norwegian homeland. Kick-off is at 19:00 CEST on Wednesday at the Sporthalle "Am Viadukt" in Bietigheim-Bissingen. Rønning will then bid her final farewell against Buxtehude at Halle Wellinghofen next Saturday (25 May).

There are still tickets for the final game of the season in the Online Ticket Shop. Both matches will be broadcast via live stream by Sportdeutschland.TV and Dyn Media.