Italy Water Polo

Brilliant Mandic secures win against Savona, favorites make no mistakes

Dusan Mandic, Pro Recco
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Recco continue to win (15 games played and 15 games won), beating Savona 14-8, with Serbian left-hander Dusan Mandic scorer of six goals and Jacopo Alesiani playing against his hometown team. Savona played all the game with 2nd goal-keeper Missiroli between the poles.

Brescia won at Posillipo home (8-3), after a draw in 1st quarter (2-2), then took advantage especially in the 3rd quarter (4-0) until to the final (8-3), a special feature: just a player scored more than 1 goal, Brescia left-hander Alessandro Nora.

Verona is 3rd on ranking, the yellow-blue team won away, at Trieste pool, in a derby of Italy North East, Giorgi (3 goals) and Petkovic (4 goals) topscorer for their teams.

Another win away by Canottieri Napoli at Lazio home (11-9), after a great 1st quarter of Canottieri (5-1), Lazio have been able to narrow the gap until to reach 2 times the draw (6-6 and 7-7), then Canottieri with a new break save his win.

Roma Vis Nova is out from play off and play out zone, although the Roman team has been defeated in the pool of Bogliasco (9-12), at half game Vis Nova was winning (5-4), but with an excellent 2nd half of match Bogliasco (aggregate of 8-4) assured the victory.
Gambacorta for Ligurian and Pappacena for Roman top scorer of the game both with 3 goals.

In play out Torino and Ortigia Siracusa drew their game (9-9), hosts always up in the score and Ortigia able to balance the game just 29 seconds before the end of last quarter.

Acquachiara – Quinto wasn’t played because Pino Porzio and Scott Robinson were in Trinidad for World Championship Qualification Tournament, this game will be played on March 11th.

Italian championship, Round 15

REALE MUTUA TORINO 81 – ORTIGIA 9-9 (2-1, 3-3, 1-1, 3-4)
BOGLIASCO BENE – ROMA VIS NOVA 12-9 (2-2, 2-3, 5-2, 3-2)
TRIESTE – BPM SPORT MANAGEMENT 11-15 (3-4, 2-5, 4-3, 2-3)
LAZIO – CANOTTIERI NAPOLI 9-11 (1-5, 4-1, 2-2, 2-3)
POSILLIPO – BRESCIA 3-8 (2-2, 0-2, 0-4, 1-0)
PRO RECCO – SAVONA 14-8 (3-2, 4-2, 3-1, 4-3)
C.Y.ACQUACHIARA – QUINTO – 11.03.2017.

Standings

1. Pro Recco 15 – 45
2. Brescia 15 – 40
3. Bpm Sport Management 15 – 37
4. Canottieri Napoli 15 – 32
5. Posillipo 14 – 25
6. Savona 15 – 25
7. Trieste 14 – 20
8. Carpisa Yamamay Acquachiara 14 – 15
9. Roma Vis Nova 14 – 14
10. Ortigia 15 – 13
11. Bogliasco Bene 14 – 12
12. Reale Mutua Torino 81 15 – 10
13. Lazio 15 – 4
14. Quinto 14 – 3

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