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Ortigia and Savona run fast towards Final Six (VIDEO)

Lorenzo Bianco (Savona) Photo: rarinantes.sv.it

Ortigia and Savona took big steps towards the Final Six of the Italian Championships. Both teams collected points in the 19th round. Ortigia kept the 4th place, with two points more than Savona, which beat Canottieri, one of the biggest rivals in the battle for the Final Six. The 19th round brought some changes in the middle of the table.

In the 19th round, Ortigia recorded a win over Torino 81 (13:8). The team of Ortigia now has a 13-point advantage over 7th-placed Catania, its neighbour from Sicily.

C.C Ortigia-Reale Mutua Torino 81 13-8

Gli highlights di Circolo Canottieri Ortigia – Settore Nuoto e Pallanuoto vs Reale Mutua Torino '81 IrenC.C. ORTIGIA-TORINO 81 13-8 (4-2/1-1/3-2/5-3)Ortigia: Patricelli, Cassia, Abela 1, Jelaca 2, Di Luciano, Lindhout 3, Tringali, Giacoppo 3, Rotondo, Vapenski 1, Casasola 1, Napolitano 2, Caruso. All. Giuseppe CassiaTORINO 81: Aldi, Pavlovic, Gandini 1, Azzi, Maffè, Oggero 2, D’Souza, Vuksanovic 2, Presciutti, Gattarossa 1, Gaffuri, Giuliano 2, Tonatto. All. Simone AversaArbitri: Marco Piano e Daniele BiancoSuperiorità: Ort 3/5 Tor 2/10 +1 rigFuori tre falli:Catania, 24 marzo ’18 – L’Ortigia batte il Torino sul neutro di Catania. Finisce 13 a 8 per i siracusani.Ortigia ancora priva di Siani e con coach Piccardo in tribuna. Gli arbitri Bianco e Piano si presentano con il cartello a sostegno della campagna #tutticongiorgio, il giovanissimo arbitro campano aggredito durante una partita.In acqua Ortigia contratta, almeno in apertura. Il cambio di piscina si fa sentire e i biancoverdi ci mettono un tempo per adattarsi. Poi, grazie alle splendide conclusioni di capitan Giacoppo, alla buona prova della difesa, alla tripletta di Lindhout nel terzo parziale, i siracusani conquistano meritatamente la vittoria.

Posted by Circolo Canottieri Ortigia – Settore Nuoto e Pallanuoto on Saturday, March 24, 2018

Savona collected three golden points in Naples, beating 6th-placed Canottieri. The visitors took a flying start. Savona led 3:0 after just two minutes. Canottieri responded with three goals in a span of 2:17 minutes to equalise. The first eight minutes saw nine goals. Before the second period, Savona led 5:4. At halftime, the score was 7:7. The visiting side tightened its defence in the second half and achieved a 12:9 victory.

In another game in Naples, Pro Recco cruised to a 22:0 win against last-placed Aquachiara, despite it played without a few key players. Recco coach Vladimir Vujasinovic let Di Fulvio, Molina, Bodegas and goalkeepers Tempesti and Volarevic have a rest in Genoa. Aleksandar Ivovic was the top scorer with 7 goals. Aquachiara didn’t manage to score at least a goal for the second time this season, after a 0:17 loss to Brescia in the 13th round.

Sport Management continued winning, but it didn’t have an easy task on Sicily in the clash with Catania. The visiting team jumped to a 3:0 lead, but Catania scored three in a row for 3:3. Than, Sport Management netted five unanswered goals and went 8:3 up early in the third period. The home team reduced the gap until the end of this quarter (8:6), but in the opening minutes of the last quarter, the Verona-based team built a safe 4-goal advantage (10:6). Catania couldn’t back anymore (13:10).

Posillipo defeated one of its main rivals in a race for a place in the “safe zone”. The former European champion (1997, 1998 and 2005) hosted Bogliasco, that entered the last quarter with a 6:5 advantage. In the middle of the fourth, it was 7:7.Posillipo netted three goals in the remaining time for a 10:7 win. Posillipo water polo players still hold the 10th place and they are very close to the „safe zone“ (teams ranked 10-13 will play in the play-out) because they have a point fewer than 9th-placed Lazio.

Before the 19th round, Lazio had been in the 8th place, but it lost valuable points at its own pool in Rome. Lazio hosted Florentia. It was a big and close battle, but the visiting side controlled the game from the beginning. Florentia led 10:9 before the last eight minutes.The players from Florence doubled their advantage in the fourth quarter (12:10) and replaced Lazio in the 8th place of the standings.

2017 runner-up Brescia defeated Trieste by a 5-goal margin (11:6).

2017/18 Italian Championships, Round 19

Ortigia 13:8 Torino
(4:2, 1:1, 3:2, 5:3)

Ortigia: Lindhout 3, Giacoppo 3, Jelaca 2, Napolitano 2, Abela, Vapenski, Casasola.
Torino 81: Oggero 2, I. Vuksanovic 2, Guliano 2, Gattarossa, Gandini.

Canottieri Naples 9:12 Savona
(4:5, 3:2, 1:2, 1:3)

Canottieri: Campopiano 4, F. Lapenna 2, Velotto 2, Buonocore.
Savona: Guimares 3, Steardo 2, Piombo 2, J. Colombo 2, Damonte, L. Bianco, K. Milakovic.

Acquachiara 0:22 Pro Recco
(0:6, 0:4, 0:6, 0:6)

Pro Recco: A. Ivovic 7, Alesiani 5, Bruni 5, Figari 2, F. Filipovic 2, Aicardi.

Catania 10:13 Sport Management
(3:4, 0:2, 3:2, 4:5)

Catania: Lucas 3, La Rosa 2, Kacar 2, Kovacic 2, Privitavera.
Sport Management: Drasovic 2, E. Di Somma 2, Blary 2, Baraldi 2, Valentino 2, Fondelli, Gallo, Mirarchi.

Posillipo 10:7 Bogliasco
(2:3, 2:2, 1:1, 5:1)

Posillipo: Foglio 3, G. Mattiello 2, Briganti 2, Cuccovillo, Ramirez, Saccoia.
Bogliasco: Lanzoni 2, Guidaldi, Gambacorta, Monari, Cimarosti, Sadovyy.

Brescia 11:6 Trieste
(3:2, 4:3, 2:0, 2:1)

Brescia: Guerrato 2, Manzi, M. Guidi, Rizzo, Muslim, Nora, N. Presciutti, Bertoli, M. Janovic, Vukcevic.
Trieste: Petronio 2, A. Giorgi 2, Gogov, Vico.

Lazio 10:12 Florentia
(3:4, 2:3, 4:3, 1:2)

Lazio: Tulli 2, Di Rocco 2, D. Giorgi 2, Canella 2, Leporale 2.
Florentia: Coppoli 3, Razzi 3, Bini 2, Eskert, Dani, Tomasic, Astiarta.

1.Pro Recco 19 – 57
2. Sport Management 19 – 51
3. Brescia 19 – 51
4. Ortigia 19 – 37
5. Savona 19 – 35
6. Canottieri Naples 19 – 32
7. Catania 19 – 24
8. Florentia 19 – 23
9. Lazio 19 – 22
10. Posillipo 19 – 21
11. Bogliasco 19 – 17
12. Trieste 19 – 11
13. Torino ’81 19 – 7
14. Acquachiara 19 – 0

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