Women's football 311.
(photo credit: Courtesy)
Another strong international performance for the Israeli women’s national flag
football team saw it finish in second place over the weekend at Big Bowl IV in
While Yonah Mishaan’s squad was unable to successfully
defend the title it captured for the third time in 2009, the Israeli stars –
backed once again by Myra Kraft – finished the three-day tournament with an
overall record of 5-2.
Both defeats came at the hands of the Austrian
national team, which took home the gold after a super-tight 7-0 conquest of the
blue-and-white in a thrilling defensive final.
Even with the second-place
finish, Israel reinforced the belief among the global football community that it
will be a force to be reckoned with at August’s World Championships in Ottawa,
“Look, I can’t say that we are thrilled with finishing as the
runners-up. When we get out on the field, anytime, we expect to win,”
coach Jessica Sagoskin said after returning to Israel with the team
“Still, this tournament was more about our preparation
worlds. We were able to integrate a bunch of new plays into our offense
the opportunity to give some much-needed international game experience
rookies. Our confidence is still very high going