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LMU student helps secure European title

Munich, 08/30/2013

Last weekend, Germany’s women’s hockey team won the European Championship for the second time. LMU student Hannah Krüger was a member of the winning side.

Hannah Krüger (Photo: Sternberger)
Hannah Krüger (Photo: Sternberger)

“I still can’t believe how things worked out last week. One always goes into an important tournament in the hope of coming out on top – but when it really happens, the experience is indescribable. This is only the second time in the history of the competition that Germany has won the European title. That makes us all very proud and, of course, we celebrated in style,” says the 23-year-old, who is studying Biology and Chemistry at LMU.

The German side was pitted against England in the final, and the match turned out to be a nail-biter. At the end of regular play, the score stood at 4-4, and a penalty shoot-out was required to break the tie. “The final against England was tremendously exciting for everyone, with lots of goals. At half-time, we were in front 4-3, and I was feeling very confident. Then England equalized only 4 minutes before full-time, but it didn’t put us off our game. In the end, we were very happy to win on penalties and take the title.”

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