Austrian team Hypo Niederostereich strengthened their chance to be the second team from the group A to proceed to the next round of the women’s handball Champions League, after a 23:20 (16-10) home win against HCM Baia Mare, eurohandball.com reports. In the first half nothing indicated that this would be a close affair. Hypo Niederosterreich soon took a clear lead, and at half time the hosts were leading by six. ,However, spurred on by a brilliant performance by Paula Ungureanu in goal and an enthusiastic lot of Romanian fans who had taken the trip to Vienna outskirts, the visitors slowly crawled closer from the start of the second half. ,At the middle of the second half, Baia Mare were as close as one goal at 19:18 and 20:19, and they had the chance to equalize several times, but without succeeding, and instead the Austrians overcame the difficulties and boosted their chances to qualify for the Main Round through a three goal win. Alexandra do Nascimento was outstanding, when it came to scoring goals. The Brazilian right wing scored no less than 11 times for Hypo, while Baia Mare had their most scoring player in Rudics with four goals.