Greece Water Polo

Dominant Olympiacos, close wins for Glyfada, Panathinaikos

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After celebrating their 13th straight win in league play, Olympiacos continue to lead the way in the standings with 39 points. Vouliagmeni remain in second place and are five points behind the reigning champion. Panathinaikos is third and will host Olympiacos in the next round.

In Piraeus derby, Olympiacos did not allow Ethnikos a second of rest. The reigning champion dominated the game from the start and beat the rivals, 21-2. Fountoulis was the game’s top scorer with five goals, and Espanyol found the net four times.

Palaioliro Faliro showed their strength at home by defeating Chios 9-4. After a balanced first half, Palaio Faliro started playing exceptional defense, shutting out their opponents for both the third and fourth quarters. By scoring three goals in the third and one goal in the fourth quarter, Palaio Faliro defeated Chios 9-4.

PAOK proved too strong for Patras (5-10). The visiting team took an early lead going ahead 3-0 at the end of the first quarter, and increased their lead taking a 7-1 advantage into the break. In the second half, PAOK allowed Patras some breathing room and the hosts were able to bring the deficit down to 5.

Ellsewhere, Glyfada played a tough match against Kalakmakiou, but eventually finished off with an 8-7 victory. Panathinaikos came away with a nice 10-8 win surviving the match-up with Panionios, while Vouliagmeni had no trouble overcoming Ydraikos who suffered a 7-11 defeat.

Results, Round 13

Palaio Faliro – Chios 9-4 (2-3, 3-1, 3-0, 1-0)
NE Patras – PAOK 5-10 (0-3, 1-4, 3-1, 1-2)
Glyfada – Kalamakiou 8-7 (4-1, 1-1, 1-4, 2-1)
Olympiacos – Ethnikos Piraeus 21-2 (7-0, 4-1, 5-1, 5-0)
Panionios – Panathinaikos 8-10 (0-2, 4-3, 1-3, 3-2)
Ydraikos – Vouliagmeni 7-11 (2:1, 1:5, 2:5, 2:0)

Standings

1. Olympaikos 13 – 39
2. Vouliagmeni 13 – 34
3. Panathinaikos 13 – 29
4. Glyfada 13 – 26
5. Ethnikos 13 – 22
6. Palaio Faliro 13 – 20
7. PAOK 13 – 19
8. Ydraikos 13 – 17
9. Chios 13 – 10
10. Panionios 13 – 9
11. Kalamakiou 13 – 1
12. NE Patras 13 – 1

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