Team Sweden winds up the IFAF 2019 Women’s European Championships Saturday, August 17 when they take Team Austria at John Charles Stadium in Leeds, England.
Team Sweden enters this game after losing a heartbreaker to Finland 27-20 on Day 2 of the tournament. The Finns scored a last second touchdown to break a 20-20 tie and set themselves up for a gold medal final against Great Britain.
If Finland defeats Great Britain, the Finns win the gold and the silver medal would then go to Sweden. If Great Britain wins by six or more, they take home the gold with Finland getting silver and the winner of this game bronze.
The Swedes had edged Great Britain 9-6 to open the tournament. Sweden’s offense came alive in the second half against Finland scoring three touchdowns after only getting one in their win over Great Britain.. Karin Ullen is the key to the Swedish offense and has scored all four touchdowns in the tournament. Quarterback Linda Johansson has played with poise and could have a big day against Austria.
Austria has suffered two lopsided losses so far. They opened with a 50-0 blanking by Finland and in the second game were beaten 36-6 by Great Britain. Coach Frickey does have a couple of bright spots including the play of Corneilia Pripfl at quarterback. The Austrian’s only touchdown so far came from their defense when defensive back Teresa Müllebner picked of GB’s quarterback Sydney Green and returned the ball 90 yards early in the second half.
Expect another lopsided game although Sweden may play their entire roster.