Even the Hessian Landesliga team SG Landau/Wolfhagen could not stop the Borussia Dortmund women's football team's pre-season winning streak. The newly-promoted Black & Yellows ran out 3-0 (1-0) winners against their higher-ranked rivals from the Waldecker Land region. Lea Rogge-Herper, Ana Louisa Zabell and Carolin Karl scored the goals in a deserved third win in the third friendly match since pre-season preparations got underway a fortnight ago.

If BVB are in town, a healthy attendance and a good atmosphere are guaranteed. A total of 500 fans were in the crowd in Landau on Saturday afternoon. Not bad given the town's population; Landau – located near Bad Arolsen – is home to just 850 people. 

With hot temperatures and a tricky playing surface at the Wattertalstadion, it took the Black & Yellows a quarter of an hour to really get going against the physically imposing Hessians. "We could have taken advantage of the opponent's weaknesses a little earlier, but we had to ease ourselves into the game first. We could have done a better job there," said Borussia coach Thomas Sulewski, as he looked back on the opening stages.

In the 28th minute, Lea Rogge-Herper pounced on a defensive error to score the deserved opening goal. And that was that until half-time. Down the other end, the hosts twice came close to finding the back of the BVB net, but they were ultimately unable to take advantage of positional lapses in the Borussia backline. On one of these occasions, the ball was kept out only by the upright, with BVB goalkeeper Sandra Schröer left rooted to the spot.

In the second half, the Black & Yellows were a different beast altogether, with much greater focus and vision in their play. "We simply played with more bite against an opponent who were really strong physically and had some top-quality individuals," said the BVB coach. Sulewski made numerous substitutions and, in consultation with the referee, brought on many players twice in order to balance out playing time. The second goal, coming five minutes after the restart, was more than deserved. Ana Louisa Zabell successfully finished off an attack with a shot from 20 metres into the top-right corner after Kimberley Becker had laid the groundwork. Carolin Marie Kaul then made it 3-0 seven minutes before the final whistle. Kaul, who is only 18 years old, cut inside from a wide position and curled the ball in under the crossbar from near the edge of the box, leaving the goalkeeper with no chance. 

Coach Thomas Sulewski gave the following verdict: "We can be happy with the result. After a slow first period, we dominated the second half against another team who are playing in a higher division than us." Allegra Gerres suffered a stroke of bad luck when she pulled up with a foot injury in the 61st minute and had to leave the pitch. New signing Nora Rechenbach was a standout performer in central defence until her substitution in the 61st minute.

BVB: Schröer - Hentrich (31, Gerres , 61, Hentrich), Rechenbach (61, Jung), Jung (31, Glänzer), Pörteners - Becker - Lau (61, Herbig), Rogge-Herper (61, Kaul), Zabell (61, Bedarf), Herbig (31, Fälker) - Kaul (31, Kuhl)

Goals: 0-1 Rogge-Herper (28), 0-2 Zabell (50), 0-3 Kaul (83)
Attendance: 500