The Spanish selection Under-21 female hockey field was proclaimed champion of Europe this Sunday in Valencia by defeating in the 'shoot outs' (3-4) of the final to Holland, after the tie of the regulation time (1-1) that took Spain to 30 seconds of the end.
Those of Jordi Alastrue were all left to achieve the title for the first time for Spain, in a match that had the dangerous start of the Netherlands and an outcome of heart attack. The hostess had to defend herself from a pair of penalty kicks from the start, and good arrivals from the left wing.
Clara Perez under sticks avoided the goals and in the second period it was Spain that threatened the rival goal with a pitch of Laura Barrios. The 'oranje' however found stuck in an isolated play and a penalty corner that turned Danique Van der Veerdonk.
After the break, the final took a break but in the last quarter the intensity returned. The Jordi Alastrue, forced by the scoreboard against, looked for the equalizer, which came with a new penalty shot that Estel Forte finished half a minute from time. The 'shoot outs' brought the title and the Spanish celebration.
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