BROADCAST: Swedish Women’s Championship Match: Carlstad Crusaders @ Örebro Black Knights, October 2, 3:00 p.m. CET (3:00 p.m., 9:00 a.m. ET)
The Carlstad Crusaders and Black Knights of Örebro are about to clash in the Swedish Women’s Championship match Saturday October 2 at Behrn Arena in rebro.
The Dark knights will seek revenge after losing the 2020 Championship game against the same Carlstad team. In fact, these two teams have faced each other in the final for the past three years and Carlstad won everyone.
rebro took some revenge during the regular season, beating the Crusaders 21-18 to Behrn Arena, corn Carlstad responded three weeks later, shooting down the Black knights 43-7 to Tingvalla IP September 11th.
Dark knights Head Coach Sebastian Nilsson is well aware of the task at hand:
“We come into this game as underdogs in our own stadium, meeting a Carlstad side who have been strengthened in attack and defense with the best Finnish players. They have improved over the course of the season, so we have to repeat the success we have had in the first game this year. “
The Black knights will look to a few key players in the title match, quarterback Sara Lidner and running back Aino Lepojärvi from Finland. The key to rebro offense is the running game and Lepojärvi plays a vital role. With a lot of rain in the forecast, rebro could have an advantage.
Defensively, rebro relies on the national team defensive lineman Alexandra thornstrand with an athletic secondary.
Carlstad Head Coach Christian Forsman:
“Despite the fact that this is the third time that we have played Örebro this year, there are new factors to take into account since the last game. Örebro has added six new imports since that game, but has also suffered injuries to key players, so what their squad will look like is a mystery. At Karlstad, we focused on the factors we can control and spent a lot of time timing and fine-tuning the little details. “
The Crusaders Finnish contingent is led by quarterback Emilia Räty whose presence allowed them to bring Linda Johansson back to wide receiver where her athletic gifts can truly shine. It doesn’t mean losing sight of the other Carlstad receivers, Karin Ullen and Anna Hedström, both playmakers.
The Carlstad the defense includes a number of national team players, but key is defensive end Anni Alanko who has a reputation for making big plays when it counts.
The Swedish the title game will be a classic pass match. The rebro ground attack against the air assault favored by the Crusaders. With rain forecast for kick-off and throughout the game, the Black Knights’ running game may have an advantage, but by Carlstad the defense plays well against the run.
This game is wide open.
Watch the game live here. Carlstad Crusaders @ Örebro Black Knights, October 2, 3:00 p.m. CET (3:00 p.m., 9:00 a.m. ET)