Of the 13 Spanish Super Cups for women’s water polo, the CN Sabadell has 11 in the showcases. But not the last, disputed its final this same noon in Can Llong, that inexhaustible hotbed of talents. The Mataró managed to put a pike in Sabadell (8-10) and turn the tables after the four lost finals the previous season. Those of Dani Ballart, finally, were able to celebrate a title that does justice to their merits.
Led by the youth squad Clara Cambray, chosen best player and author of three goals, and with an extraordinary defense mainly in the first two quarters, the Maresme team began to put land in between from the beginning. Van der Sloot put Sabadell ahead, which had the loss of Maggie Steffens, in the only time he led the meeting. Cambray’s 1-1 kick off a monologue from Mataró.
With a defense in the zone that caused those of David Palma to make bad decisions, the visiting goals (although local in the Super Cup) were falling naturally and effectively. The Russian Markoch, one of the reinforcements, scored the 1-2 and the 1-4, while Anni Espar from a penalty had materialized the 1-3. Even Anna Gual closed the partial 0-4 that in the end was decisive with the 1-5 after a good launch.
It took the Vallesan team to react. Shy and with a few minutes Judit Forca, without being able to impose Maica García on the buoy, Van der Sloot and Irene González put the 3-5 to make it clear that he had left. With Cambray’s 3-6 the break was reached. More of the same after the restart. Forca appeared to close the room with 68. CN Sabadell was in the game but Mataró was solid.
The most delicate moment for the visitors has arrived. Maica García, in a spectacular reverse, scored the 7-8. But Mataró’s pulse did not tremble. Not this time. Anna Gual sent the ball to Laura Ester’s squad and with 7-9 the match continued downhill for the players captained by the hospitalization Marta Bach. Finally, 8-10. The first cup of the year this time went to Mataró. La Liga, again, looks exciting.