We are a really strong team, we’re gonna take that bronze home, said Czech player Pavlina Bacova – and so they did, after 6-2 against Switzerland.
After losing the semi-final against Finland yesterday, Czech Republic didn’t hesitate for a second, they woke up this morning with one though on their minds: “let’s take this medal home”.
The Czech team started with full speed, pressure and some super shots on the goal but weren’t able to break the Swiss defense’s wall. We could see a well balanced and really intensive first period with a great amount of amazing saves from Swiss goalie Svenja Schoni. First period ended with Switzerland leading 1-0.
– It was an honor to be the captain of this team and feel the emotions, we have to keep going in the future, said Swiss captain Celine Stettler.
In the second period’s first ten minutes the match was in the Swiss team’s hands. In the 11th minute suddenly everything changed, the Czech team turned the whole match view around. They took the lead as on the field as in the result. Second period’s end result was 3-1 for Czech Republic.
– We came for the medal and we have it, it’s amazing. We showed the world we can do it, said Czech MVP Vanessa Rebecca Keprtova.
After the break it seemed like the Swiss team decided that they are here to win this match. They all looked super motivated and showed it to the Czech team with a goal and some incredible shots. Even though Switzerland fighted until the last seconds Czech Republic didn’t let the bronze medal out of its hands.
The bronze match’s end result was 6-2 for Czech Republic.
MVP Czech Republic: Vanessa Rebecca Keprtova
MVP Switzerland: Svenja Schoni