Valur of Reykjavík became the Icelandic champion in women’s handball after a very close game with Fram, another Reykjavík club, yesterday. The game ended in a draw but in overtime the score was 26-23 for Valur.
Fram was the stronger team to begin with, leading by three goals after five minutes. But Valur was quick to even the score and take the lead, scoring seven goals in a row. Valur’s goalkeeper, Berglind Íris Hansdóttir, performed exceptionally well, visir.is reports.
The score was 12-9 for Valur at halftime but Fram put up a fight in the second half and the atmosphere was electrifying during the last ten minutes of the game. The score was 22-22 when the regular game time ended.
In overtime, the Valur women proved to have nerves of steel and sealed their victory, earning the Icelandic champion title for the first time in 27 years.