Because of the FIBA international qualifiers there will be a short pause in the schedule, before which we are facing a two-game road trip, one of which will take place on Sunday in Zalaegerszeg.
Our team has been having a rough stretch in recent weeks, and we have managed to overcome all the obstacles so far, except for the loss in Girona. The physically demanding Euroleague game in Spain has drained our energy a lot, there were many factors making our job even harder, and we couldn't get away without injuries either. Our point guard Briann January who has been suffering from indigestion along with Zsófi on game day has felt her leg back in the first half and wasn't able to return on the court. Initial diagnose indicated a pulled muscle in her thigh, her appearance in the game at the weekend is questionable.
ZTE NKK were beaten badly in the first round in Szekszárd, which they have turned around with a surprise victory against Győr right away. It can already be seen that they will cause a lot of trouble for the big guns this year as well. A week ago against DVTK they were in the game all the way through except for the second quarter and on Wednesday playing guests to PEAC-Pécs they forced their rivals to play a tough game. Besides the two "Dóras" Horti and Nagy four talented international players make up the core of the team, and the playing time of U20 player Georgina Kovács is also significant. They have a lot on their plate due to the short rotation which our team trained on international level might be able to use in their favor. Stats are also in our favor, The first and last time so far that they were able to beat us occurred in the 2005/2006 season. Due to the fact that the two towns are close to each other many fans might decide to come along. Their support will also give the team an extra energy.
After the regeneration on Friday night we were back in training Saturday morning, after which we asked Debi Dubei about the game and took a look back on the reasons for our defeat in Girona.
The game that tips off at 5 pm on Sunday can be followed via live online statistics at the federation's website, and via live video streaming at sport.mindigo.hu
Sopron vs. Zalaegerszeg
63 wins/1 loss
5232 points scored/3745 conceded