Record for Delmée after victory in Pro League, resilient hockey players beat Germany | Other sports

with videoThe Dutch hockey players and hockey players won the Pro League match against Germany. It was not easy for both teams, but the home country had to believe it. The team of national coach Jeroen Delmée won 2-3. The hockey players won with the same numbers.

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11-06-22, 19:14

So far, the Orange squad had been in the Pro League: eight wins, two draws, after which the hockey players took the bonus point via shoot-outs. And also in the first part of the diptych with Germany they kept their undefeated status.

Although Germany did take the lead via a striking penalty corner variant by Mats Grambusch: 1-0. Tim Swaen tied the score again – also from a penalty corner – after which Joep de Mol gave the Netherlands the lead: 1-2. The defender made Orange’s fiftieth goal under the guidance of national coach Delmée.

Germany fought back in the third quarter via a striking penalty corner from Gonzalo Peillat. Still, the Netherlands won thanks to Koen Bijen, who used his body cleverly and tipped Dennis Warmerdam’s cross behind the German keeper: 2-3.

The hockey players took the win and gave Delmée a record: no national coach went through the first twelve matches undefeated except him. Jules Ancion went unbeaten in his first 11 games as head coach of the hockey players in 1970.

Tomorrow, the Netherlands will play again against Germany (2.30 p.m.). Orange leads the Pro League.

Jeroen Delmée on archive image. © Pro Shots / Bart Scheulderman

Resilient Women

The women showed a good portion of resilience in Hamburg. The team of interim national coach Jamilon Mülders took the match after the break: 3-2. Frédérique Matla scored the winning goal about five minutes before the end, in the rebound of a blocked penalty corner.

The Dutch fell behind in the first quarter via Sara Strauss. Sonja Zimmermann doubled the German lead in the second quarter from a penalty shot. Felice Albers brought the tension back after the break and at the end of the third quarter Lidewij Welten tied the score. Mülders’ team took the win in the final phase.


Earlier in the week, the German national coach of Orange presented his selection for next month’s World Cup in the Netherlands and Spain. Eva de Goede, who has almost recovered from a serious knee injury, is also one of them. She did not compete against the German women yet. On Sunday, Germany and the Netherlands will meet again in Hamburg (11.30 am).

The Orange squad is in second place behind Argentina in the Pro League.