Game 2: 10:50, Group A, KAZAKHSTAN 6 HUNGARY 21
Quarters: 3-5, 0-6, 3-6, 0-4
Referees: NI Shi Wei (CHN), Erhan TULGA (TUR)
Extra Man: KAZ: ½. HUN: 4/5
KAZAKHSTAN: Galina RYTOVA, Lyudmila CHEGODAYEVA, Aizhan AKILBAYEVA, Anna TUROVA, Kamila ZAKIROVA (1), Kamila MARINA, Natalya ALEXANDROVA, Darya VASSILYEVA (2), Agata TNASHEVA, Marina GRITSENKO (2), Yelena CHEBOTOVA (1), Assem MUSSAROVA, Yelena STARODUBTSEVA. Head Coach: Ryan CASTLE.
HUNGARY: Orsolya KASO, Dora CZIGANY (1), Dora ANTAL (3), Anna ILLES, Gabriella SZUCS, (1) Orsolya TAKACS (2), Rita DRAVUCZ (3), Rita KESZTHELYI (5), Ildiko TOTH, Barbara BUJKA (3), Rita KOSZPOLI (2), Kata MENCZINGER, Edina GANGL. Head Coach: Andreas MERESZ
Kazakhstan felt the full might of a resurgent Hungary keen to re-establish itself in the top echelon. The 2005 champion settled into the game slowly but combinations, passing and counter-attack proved the accelerant for a big victory. Three goals came from blow-out counters while several others were scored one-on-one with goalkeeper RYTOVA, who is back in action after retiring after last November’s Asian Games in Guangzhou. KESZTHELYI had a great outing with five goals, from varying positions and situations.