Northeners on top as favourites fall

This weekend saw some interesting results in F-liiga women NLA as defeats for SB-Pro and PSS made way for a new top team.

Reigning champions SB-Pro became the latest victims of feisty newcomers FBC Loisto as the young Turku team came back from 0-2 to a 4–3 victory. All the gloomier weekend for the other title favourites PSS who recorded two home losses. On Saturday, TPS’ Noora Vuorela shut them out for a 0-5 end result and on Sunday they fell in overtime against Classic. Pulling their goalie brought PSS abreast with Milja Saarikoski scoring but just six seconds into overtime, Alisa Pöllänen robbed the ball from Celine Stettler and ended the game.

At the same time, SSRA who we ranked lowly by experts took two impressive away victories finding them at the top of the table with 14 points. On Saturday, the league’s northernmost team beat EräViikingit whose change of coaches showed no effect yet and n Sunday, SSRA sailed away to a 8-2 win against Koovee. Center Jonna Virkkunen back home playing for SSRA after two seasons with EräViikingit, had a two-goal-and-five-assists weekend.

Top photo: Jarmo Koskela

That's it! Alisa Pöllänen has just scored against PSS in overtime. Photo: Juhani Järvenpää
EräViikingit's Czech center Vladka Maderova scored her first two F-liiga goals on Saturday. Photo: Juhani Järvenpää