Two big derbies were played in the 3rd round of the 99th Italian Championship. Title-holder Pro Recco hosted Sport Management, that won the 4th place last season. Vice-champion Brescia travelled to Naples, where it met with Canottieri (3rd in the 2016/17 season).
As expected, Pro Recco beat Sport Management, but the home team didn’t have an easy task, despite the squad from Verona came with 12 players (because of injuries).
Pro Recco took a flying start and led 5:1 in the 7th minute, but at halftime, it had a small 2-goal advantage(6:4). The game was decided in the 3rd quarter. Pro Recco netted three straight goals and went 9:4 up. Sport Managment broke the series of Recco in the middle of the period (9:5). The title-holders responded with a new three goals in a row and before the last quarter, they had a 12:6 lead. Pro Recco played in an easy rhythm in the last eight minutes for a 13:9 victory. Top scorers were two Serbian stars in Recco, Filip Filipovic and Dusan Mandic, who each scored 3 goals.
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AN Brescia achieved its 3rd win in the season beating Canottieri in Naples. After the balanced first quarter (2:2), the visiting team ruled the field in the next eight minutes an had a 7:3 lead after the 1st half. Brescia continued playing on its way and earned a 9:3 lead early in the third period. There was no way back for Canottieri, despite they played better than the rival in the last 12 minutes. At the end, Brescia won 11:8.
Three matches were played in Naples, but none of the home sides didn’t manage to win at least a point. Posillipo and Acquachiara were unsuccessful as well as Canottieri.
Former European champion Posillipo hosted Florentia, which secured a victory in the third period. The players from Florentia had a slim lead after the 2nd period (3:2) and they broke Posilippo in the next quarter. Florentia was three steps ahead of hosts before the last period (7:4). The visiting team added one more goal in the fourth quarter for an 8:4 victory.
Savona enjoyed an easy cruise in the legendary “Felice Scandone” pool in Naples. The guests, boosted by Jacopo Colombo (5 goals), defeated Aquachiara 15:8.
There were a lot of turns in a thrilling encounter in Syracuse on Sicily. Ortigia hosted Trieste. The home team had a 5:3 lead in the first minute of the second half. Trieste pulled three goals back and went in front (6:5) by the last break. Next came Ortigia, led by Boris Vapenski (3 goals in the match, 2 in the last period) with three goals in a row in the first four minute of the last period for an 8:6 lead. In the remaining time, there were no goals and Ortigia took all three points.
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Lazio dominated the first half of the clash with Torino 81 in Rome. Lazio players led 8:1 after the first half. Torino “woke up” in the second half, but the margin from the first half was unattainable (11:7).
Catania defeated Bogliaso in a flood of goals – 14:10. Giorgo Torissi, who netted 6 goals, was the man of the match.
Italian championships, 3rd round
Canottieri Naples 8:11 AN Brescia
(2:2, 1:5, 2:3, 3:1)
Canottieri: Del Basso 2, Campopiano 2, Lapenna 2, Dolce, Velotto.
Brescia: N. Presciutti 3, C. Presciutti 2, Manzi 2, Vukcevic 2, Rizzo, Janovic.
Pro Recco 13:9 Sport Management
(5:2, 1:2, 6:2, 1:3)
Pro Recco Ne PN: Filipovic 3, Mandic 3, F. Di Fulvio 2,Figari 2, Bodegas, Alesiani, Aicardi.
BPM Sport Management: Figlioli 2, Gallo 2, S. Luongo 2, Valentino, Drasovic, Di Somma.
Posillipo 4:8 Florentia
(2:2, 1:2, 1:3, 0:1)
Posillipo:Marziali 2, Mattielo, Briganti.
Florentia: Tomasic 3, Astiarta 2, Bini 2, A. Di Fulvio .
Acquachiara 8:15 Savona
(2:5, 2:4, 3:3, 1:3)
Acquachiara: Barberisi 3, Spooner 2, M. Lanfranco, De Gregorio, Centanni.
Savona: J. Colombo 5, Ravina 3, K. Milakovic 3,Piombo 2,L. Bianco, Grummy.
Ortigia 8:6 Trieste
(2:2, 2:1, 1:3, 3:0)
Ortigia: Vapenski 3, Napolitano 2, Jelaca, Di Luciano, Giacoppo.
Trieste: Gogov 2, Vico 2, Petronio, Mezzarobba.
Catania 14:10 Bogliasco
(4:1, 0:2, 6:4, 4:3)
Catania: Torrisi 6, Divkovic 2, Danilovic 2, Kacar 2, Privitera, La Rosa.
Bogliasco. Vimarsoti 4, Brambilla 2, Sadovyy 2, Di Somma, Monari.
Lazio 11:7 Torino 81
(5:1, 3:0, 1:3, 2:3)
Lazio: Maddaluno 4, Cannella 2, Spione, D. Giorgi, Leporale, Vitale, Sebastiani.
Reale Mutua Torino 81: I. Vuksanovic 2, G. Novara 2, D. Presciutti, Gandini, Giuliano, Aldi.
1. Pro Recco 3 – 9
2. Brescia 3 – 9
3. Sport Management 3 – 6
4. Lazio 3 – 6
5. Savona 3 – 6
6. Ortigia 3 – 6
7. Trieste 3 – 4
8. Canottieri 3 – 4
9. Catania 3 – 4
10. Bogliasco 3 – 3
11. Florentia 3 – 3
12. Posillipo 3 – 1
13. Acquachiara 3 – 0
14. Torino 81 3 – 0