11 December 2019
WFC 2017

Great goalkeeper battle in Latvia’s 5-1 victory vs Poland

Photo: IFF

Latvia and Poland who both went out in the quarterfinals yesterday faced each other in the first game of day 7 of the World Floorball Championships 2017. After a close start, Latvia eventually ran away and won the game 5-1.

The first period ended up being a great battle between goalkeepers Latvia’s Lauma Visnevska and Poland’s Patrycja Bernacka who both stood for great saves and didn’t concede as single goal despite getting 9 respectively 6 shots fired at them. Visnevska stood for the periods best performance with the her reflection save in the 12th minute when the Poles we’re coming 2 against 0.

The absence of goals remained throughout the entire first half of the 2nd period. It wasn’t until the game’s 33rd minute when Diana Isjomina, on a free-hit similar to one they had against Norway, fired a shot that touched Bernacka before slowly making it’s way past the goal line. 3 minutes later Evelina Garbare extended to 2-0 when she somehow found a way to get the ball into the net after a messy situation in front of the goal.

Latvia were looking like they’re were about to take over the game completely when Laura Gaugere finished a counter to put them up 3-0. However only seconds after the goal Weronika Noga scored Poland’s first of the game with her long shot from the defender position which made it in thanks to player who cleverly blocked the sight of goalkeeper Visnevska. But when Zuzanna Krzywak got sent off 2 minutes Latvia utilized the powerplay to get themselves back on track. Evelina Garbare followed up by scoring the game’s final goal: 5-1.

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