Jurong West Sports Hall, Saturday, November 2, 2013 – There were opening day wins for Singapore Management University (SMU), HANTU and A Team for the men’s in the 2013 Singapore Handball League organized by the Handball Federation of Singapore.
In the women’s league, Blitzschnell and the National University of Singapore (NUS) scored opening wins.
The teams will be battling it out over four weekends from November 2 to 23. The league runs on a round-robin system in each group. The top two teams from each group proceeds on to the semi-finals.
The first match of the women’s category saw Blitzschnell overwhelming SMU with a 47–14 win. Andrea Ng (Blitz #1) was the leading scorer with an outstanding 23 goals.
Later on in the day, NUS defeated Nanyang Technological University (NTU) 28–4. Both teams had previously met in the final of the Singapore University Games (SUniG) earlier this year. Lydia Soo (NUS #16) was the leading scorer with seven goals.
Over at the men’s category, SMU defeated Singapore Institute of Management (SIM) 30–14. During their previous encounter with each other in SUniG, both teams played out a 31–31 draw. Edmund Goh (SMU #10) was the leading scorer with nine goals.
In a topsy-turvy battle, HANTU emerged with a 21–19 win over Chevron. It was a see-saw battle all the way, with HANTU holding the fort late in the second half to seal the victory. Ronald Wee (Chevron #24) was the leading scorer with nine goals.
The final match of the day saw A-team defeat KR Handball 36–13. The top scorer of the match was Christophe Taoubi (A-team #17) with seven goals.
Blitzschnell 47 SMU 14
Andrea Ng (#1) – 23 points
Jane Ong (#2) – 3 points
Grace Gan (#11) – 3 points
Lim Jia Hui (#13) – 3 points
NUS 28 NTU 4
Lydia Soo (#16) – 7 points
Karina Chan (#12) – 2 points
SMU 30 SIM 14
Edmund Goh (#10) – 9 points
Zhang Jiawei (#13) – 4 points
HANTU 21 Chevron 19
Desmond Chua (#32) – 7 points
Ronald Wee (#24) – 9 points
A-team 36 KR Handball Club 13
Christophe Taoubi (#17) – 7 points
Adrian Koh (#20) – 6 points