Goals galore in first friendly

The Bundesliga team breezed to a clear victory in their first pre-season friendly at SGM TSV Heumaden/SV Sillenbuch on Sunday, emerging 13-0 (9-0) winners courtesy of goals from Nicole Billa (four), Judith Steinert (two), Franziska Harsch, Lina Bürger, Maximiliane Rall, Tabea Waßmuth, Lena Lattwein, Jana Beuschlein and Dóra Zeller. Meanwhile, the U20s beat FSV Hessen Wetzlar 5-1 (3-1).

Only two minutes had elapsed of TSG's first pre-season friendly on Sunday when Franziska Harsch, who was returning to her hometown club of SGM TSV Heumaden/SV Sillenbuch in Stuttgart, opened the scoring for Hoffenheim. "We were satisfied with the first half," said head coach Jürgen Ehrmann, whose side took in a nine-goal lead − including a four-goal haul from centre-forward Nicole Billa  at the half-time interval. "After the break we made a lot of changes and we lost the flow of our play," said Ehrmann, who continued. "We no longer played with enough structure and tried to score goals from individual play too often." It wasn't until after the drinks break that TSG rediscovered their rhythm, scoring through Judith Steinert (two), Jana Beuschlein and Dóra Zeller to complete the 13-0 win. "The team showed a good reaction at the end," concluded Ehrmann.

Meanwhile, the U20s beat league rivals SV Hessen Wetzlar 5-1 (3-1) on Saturday. Dana Leskinen (20), Kathi Naschenweng (36), Laura Wienroither (58) and Vanessa Leimenstoll (75) were on the scoresheet for Siegfried Becker und Lena Forscht's charges, with the other goal an own goal from a Wetzlar player on the 21-minute mark.

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