Gardabaer women’s handball team Stjarnan claimed the Icelandic championship title in the N1 handball league for the third year in a row with a 28-26 victory over Reykjavík club Fram yesterday.
Stjarnan was in the lead the entire game, although Fram scored the last four goals, Fréttabladid reports.
“The will to win and the ambition is incredible in this group. I’m very proud and pleased to have worked with these girls,” Stjarnan’s trainer Atli Hilmarsson told Morgunbladid. He didn’t start training the team until after the Icelandic championship had begun.
This is the second year in a row that Stjarnan is a double champion, winning both the championship and Iceland cup.
In other sport-related news, Akureyri football team Thór/KA won the women’s Lengjan cup by beating Stjarnan 3-2 on Saturday. It is their first title, Fréttabladid reports.
Reykjavík football club Valur, on the other hand, earned the women’s premier league title with a 2-1 victory over KR, which is also from Reykjavík, in the final yesterday.