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CISM RESULTS

CISM XIth Handball Military World Championship Bucharest, Romania 31 July – 09 Aug 98
Final Standings USA Results Goal Difference 1. Egypt 2. Belarus 3. Romania 4. Latvia Lost 18-27 - 9 5. Germany Lost 20-31 - 11 6. Qatar 7. Poland 8. Ukraine 9. Syria Lost 34-44 - 10 10. Netherlands Lost 26-29 - 3 11. Nigeria Lost 29-33 - 4 12. Belgium Won 29-25 + 4 13. USA Total Goal Difference -33 Although USA finished with just one win to their favor (and finished 13th / 13 teams), we
were "in" every game. There is no doubt that had we been able to go with our original
roster (lost Sabatino, Roy, Stevens, etc) we could have won several more games. We lost
our final game against the Netherlands by a score of 26-29. Had we lost by 2 goals
instead of three we would have finished 12th; had we won this game we would have finished 10th. The teams were that competitive from 9th through 13th.
Clearly the living and playing conditions did not favor the USA Team. Last year’s losses
totaled 44 goals while this year’s losses totaled 37 goals. Assuming comparable
competition the team did give a better showing.
A breakdown of individual player scoring and team scoring follows. Clearly goals alone do
not show the full value or merits of any individual player.

Team Scoring Summary


Name Latvia Germany Nigeria Syria Belgium Netherlands Total
Thornberry 4 6 8 13 16 1 48
Kunard 2 6 9 2 1 13 33
DeGraaf 4 2 2 12 3 1 24
Dellert 2 1 8 4 1 3 19
Hutchison 2 3 1 0 3 2 11
Gabel 1 0 0 0 3 5 9
Smith 0 1 1 1 1 0 4
Weist 3 0 0 1 0 0 4
Hartley 0 1 0 1 0 1 3
Zierdt 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Parker N/A N/A N/A N/A 0 0 0
TOTALS 18 20 29 34 29 26 156


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