Shanghai: Greek Women’s Team into Their First World Final

Favourites Greece beat Italy 14-11 in the World Championship semifinal on Wednesday to reach the final for the first time in the country’s history.
The women, coached by Giorgos Morfesis, were on top from the start to the end of the encounter, leaving no breathing space to the Italians thanks to their great scoring rate and their superior psychology.
The Greeks transformed a slender 3-2 lead after the first period to a 6-2 advantage midway through the second, forcing the Italians to play catch-up for the rest of the match in Shanghai.
Antigoni Roumbesi, Angeliki Gerolymou and Stavroula Antonakou scored three goals each for Greece, which led by up to five goals (10-5) at one point.
“This success is similar to that of the 2004 Olympic Games,” said Morfesis, referring to the silver medal the national team had won in Athens.
Greece will now play host to China in the final on Friday, having secured their first ever World Championship medal.
(source: sport in Greece)