Hosts recorded wins in six of seven matches in the 10th round of the Italian championship. Favorites collected points with ease, but a few matches offered a lot of thrills.
Newcomer Iren Quinto upset Posillipo in Genoa. After the new loss, Posillipo fell in the 5th place of the table. Just three weeks ago the Naples-based team was 3rd-placed, behind Brescia and Pro Recco. The visitors controlled the game in the opening minutes. They had a 3:1 lead early in the 2nd quarter. Iren equalized 3:3. Posillipo built a new 2-goal lead (5:3), but a second before the end of the 2nd quarter Quinto’s Brambilla netted for 4:5. The hosts continued their series to earn a 6:5 lead. Before the last period, the teams were in the same starting point – 6:6. Posillipo went ahead in the 2nd minute of the fourth quarter (7:6). But, Iren was able for a big comeback. It produced a 3:0 series and took all three points with a 9:7 victory. Iren Quinto moved into the 7th place now, with 2 points less than Posillipo.
Pro Recco continued the series of big wins. This time, the current champion, didn’t have any mercy in Savona. Recco beat the hosts 14:3. Recco was the only visiting team which recorded the win in the 10th round. Eleven of Recco’s 14 goals were scored by three players: Gonzalo Echenique (5), Aleksandar Ivovic (3) and Luka Bukic (3).
Sport Management stunned last-placed Bogliasco in the first quarter and a half. Sport Management was 6:0 up three minutes from the end of the 2nd period. The players from Busto d’Arizio slowed down in the 2nd half and recorded a 12:5 win.
The league leader Brescia also didn’t waste a lot of calories, beating Catania in the home pool. After a opening 4:0 advantage, the hosts let Catania come close (4:2). Brescia responded with three goals and earned a 5-goal lead early in the 3rd quarter (7:2). After the 32nd minute the gap between two sides was 7 goals – 13:6.
Ortigia water polo players defeated Roma with a 5-goal margin (9:4) in front of their supporters in the stands of the outdoor pool in Syracuse. After the first two quarter it seemed that the clubs will fought a big battle. Ortigia grabbed an early 2:0 lead, but Roma responded with three goals in a row to go ahead (3:2). At halftime, the rivals were tied (3:3). Roma players managed to find the net just once in the second half of the game. The home team dominated to achieve a 5-goal victory.
Ecco gli highlihts della decima giornata alla "Paolo Caldarella"
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Canottieri Naples climbed from the 11th into the 8th place thanks to a convincing win over Lazio. Canottieri rushed to 5:1 advantage, but Lazio managed to equalize by halftime (5:5). Canottieri opened the 3rd period with three straight goals for a 8:5 lead. The Naples-based side, boosted by Serbs Milos Vukicevic (4 goals) and Djordje Tanaskovic (3), and Del Basso (3) controlled the match until the end for a 14:9 victory.
Trieste visited Florence to face Florentia. The visitors started pretty well. Early in the second quarter, Trieste was two goals ahead of rival (4:2). However, Florentia managed to turn around the deficit to a slim lead at halftime (6:5). The third quarter saw a new turn. Trieste retook the lead (8:7), but five seconds before the last break Florentia equalized once more (8:8). The hosts added two goals early in the last quarter (10:8). Trieste managed to came close once more (10:9). Florentia scored three goals in a row in the remaining time and celebrated a nice 13:9 win.
100th Serie A, Day 10
Iren Quinto 9:7 Posillipo
(1:1, 3:4, 2:1, 3:1)
Iren Genoa Quinto: M. Gitto 3, Vavic 2, Paunovic, F. Brambilla, Lindhout, Bittarello.
CN Posillipo: M. Di Martire 2, Kopeliadis, G. Di Martire, Papacos, Saccoia, Scalzone.
Ortigia 9:4 Roma
(2:1, 1:2, 3:1, 3:0)
CC Ortigia: Espanol 4, Susak 2, Abela, Di Luciano, Napolitano.
Roma Nuoto: Spione, paskovic, S. Camilleri, Ciotti.
Brescia 13:6 Catania
(3:0, 3:2, 3:1, 4:3)
AN Brescia: Figlioli 3, Muslim 2, Beroli 2, Vukcevic 2, Gallo, C. Presciutti, Nora.
Nuoto Catania: Privitavera 2, Buzdovancic, G. Torrisi, Kacar, Cuccovillo.
Savona 3:14 Pro Recco
(2:2, 1:3, 0:3, 0:6)
RN Savona: K. Milakovic 2, Vuskovic.
Pro Recco: Echenique 5, A. Ivovic 3, Bukic 3, F. Di Fulvio, Renzuto- Iodice, Figari.
Sport Management 12:4 Bogliasco
(3:0, 2:2, 3:1, 3:0)
Bpm Sport Management: S. Luongo 4, Damonte 2, Alesiani 2, C. Mirarchi 2, Drasovic 2.
Bogliasco Bene: Ferrero, A. Di Somma, Gambacorta, Monari.
Florentia 13:9 Trieste
(2:3, 4:2, 2:3, 5:1)
RN Florentia: Astiarta 3, Coppoli 2, Bini 2, Razzi 2, Eskert, Tomasic.
Pallanuoto Trieste: Vico 4, Panerai 2, Podgornik, Petronio, Rocchi.
Canottieri 14:9 Lazio
(3:1, 2:4, 4:2, 5:2)
Canottieri Naples: M. Vukicevic 4, Del Basso 3, Tanaskovic 3, Borrelli 2, Esposito, Campopiano.
Lazio Nuoto: Leporale 3, Maddulano 2, Vitale, Antonucci, D. Giorgi, Cannella.
1 Brescia 10 – 30
2 Pro Recco 10 – 27
3 Sport Management 10 – 24
4 Florentia 10 – 18
5 Posillipo 10 – 17
6 Ortigia 10 – 16
7 Quinto 10 – 15
8 Canottieri Naples 10 – 12
9 Roma 10 – 12
10 Savona 10 – 10
11 Lazio 10 – 10
12 Trieste 10 – 9
13 Catania 10 – 6
14 Bogliaso 10 – 1