The handball players of Volendam did good business in the HandbalNL League tonight. The team of Mark Ortega won after a spectacular match 29-26 against Lions from Sittard-Geleen and thus remains the leader of the list.

    HV Volendam in the attack against Lions – NH Sport

    Volendam started the game dramatically and made a mistake on mistake in the opening phase. After ten minutes, the home team faced a 3-8 deficit. Fortunately, Volendam was able to straighten up and partly thanks to an outstanding Jordy Baijens, who managed to score five times before half-time, the deficit was only two goals halfway: 10-12.

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    Jordy Baijens saw that Volendam started way too sloppy – NH Sport/Frank van der Meijden

    Scoring urge

    After the break, Volendam put things in order and the team from the fishing village was the dominant party. Zlatko Pavicevic, who was unable to score once before halftime, got it right on his hips in the second half and was accurate no fewer than seven times. Partly due to the Swede’s urge to score, but also thanks to an outstanding goalkeeper Dennis Schellekens, Volendam turned the deficit into a lead and it was 18-17.

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    Jordy Baijens about the most beautiful of his nine goals on behalf of Volendam – NH Sport

    Audience on the benches

    During the second half, the audience in sports hall Opperdam stood on the benches for the orange shirts. The Volendam team even ran out to a lead of five points: 25-20. In the last minutes of the game, the victory was no longer in danger and in the end the score was 29-26. With the win, Volendam remains first in the standings with eight points from five games.

    A summary of the game between Volendam and Lions will appear on this website on Sunday.

    Trainer Mark Ortega is happy that players stand up at crucial moments – NH Sport

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