Day 3 at the European Ultimate Championships was the sunniest and driest thus far, reflecting the great mood and spirit of the Swiss women. Starting the day with a 9 am game against the German National Team, the Swiss came out strong and prepared for a battle. Trading points back and forth, both teams challenged each other on every catch and every throw. Germany took halftime at 7-8, but the Swiss knew that anything was still possible. Down two points at 8-10, the Swiss came out fiery, determined to turn the game in their favor. Hard, tight defense brought the Swiss to tie the game at 11-11, making for a universe point. Although they fought until the very end, unfortunately the Germans scored the last point, resulting in a Swiss loss of 11-12.
The second game of the day (after a short lunch break) was against the Danish National Team, the hosts of the tournament. An overall fun and incredibly spirited game, both teams fought for each point, challenging each other on both offense and defense. The Swiss began to pull ahead, making incredible defensive plays and playing patient offense. The Danes put on a zone defense that tested the Swiss handlers, but they found ways to make amazing deep connections to break the zone. At a final score of 16-8, the Swiss women claimed their victory over Denmark. They walked away with Danish cake, candies, and smiles, content with their work at Day 3.
Friday afternoon will be the last game of the Power Pool play against France, determining which 8 teams earn a spot in the quarterfinals. The team is hoping to make their country proud and show other teams the Swiss spirit, just in time for Swiss National Day (August 1st)! Hopp Schwiiz!!!