Italy Water Polo

Pro Recco and Brescia with no mercy before F6

Michael Bodegas pro recco water polo player in the pool
Michael Bodegas (Pro Recco) Photo: prorecco.it

The top two teams in the 98th Italian water polo championships didn’t have any mercy in the last 26th round of the league. Both convincingly defeated their rivals.

Pro Recco demolished Canottieri at home – 16:3 and kept the first place. Bodegas, Aicardi and Ivovic scored three goals each. The title-holders once again played without their top scorer Dusan Mandic.

Brescia water polo players, who last week ended Recco’s unbeaten run of 73 consecutive victories in national competitions, had an easy job in Turin. Brescia beat Torino 81 12-6 and sent the hosts to play-out. The man of the match was Brescia’s center back Sava Randjelovic. The Serb scored five goals.

Pro Recco and Brescia are, obviously, well prepared for the Final Six of the Italian championships, which will be held in Turin, from Thursday to Saturday. Both clubs are directly qualified for the semifinals.

Beside Pro Recco and Brescia, at the Final Six will play Sport Management, Posilipo, Canottieri, and Savona. In the quarterfinals, Sport Management will play against Savona, and Posillipo is facing the local rival from Naples Canottieri. The winner of the Naples derby will play against Pro Recco in the semifinals, Brescia waits the better team from the encounter Sport Management – Savona.

The battle to avoid the play-out (10th -13th place) is finally ended. In the play-out will compete: Torino, Bogliasco and two clubs from the capital city of Italy, Roma and Lazio The last placed Quinto is relegated to the Serie A2.

In the 26th round Torino, Lazio, and Bogliasco suffered defeats. Roma beat Savona (13-12), but it wasn’t enough for reaching the 9th place. Ortigia destroyed Bogliasco (14-5) and kept two points advantage ahead of Roma.

The play out will be held in Torino, during the Final Six

Italian championships, 26th round

Roma Vis Nova-RN Savona 13-12 (1-2, 3-5, 4-3, 5-2)
Roma: Vittorioso 4, Briganti 3, Delas , Gianni, Bitadze, Jerkovic, Vitola.
Savona: Gounas 4, Milakovic 2, Colombo 2, Damonte, G. Bianco, Ravina, L. Bianco

Pro Recco-Canottieri Napoli 16-3 (3-1, 4-0, 5-2, 4-0)
Pro Recco: Bodegas 3, Aicardi 3, Ivovic 3, Figlioli 2, Fondelli 2, Sukno 2, Di Fulvio.
Canottieri: Maccioni, Giorgetti, Velotto.

 

Reale Mutua Torino 81 Iren-AN Brescia 6-12 (1-3, 0-3, 1-1, 4-5)
Torino: Bezic 2, D. Presciutti 2, Vuksanovic, Oggero.
Brescia: Randjelovic 5, Guerrato 3, Nora 2, Ubovic, N. Presciutti.

CC Ortigia-Bogliasco Bene 14-5 (2-2, 4-1, 3-1, 5-1)
Ortigia: Di Luciano 4, Danilovic 2, Casasola 2, Camilleri 2, Triangli, Abela, Cusmano, M. Giacoppo.
Bogliasco: Fracas, Vavic, Gambacorta, Monari, Puccido.

Carpisa Yamamay Acquachiara- Trieste 8-8 (2-0, 4-3, 1-3, 1-2)
Acquachiara: Steardo 2, Lapena 2, Del Basso, Barroso, Cupic, Lanzoni.
Trieste: Petronio 2, Ferreccio 2, Rocchi 2, Mezzarobba, Obradovic.

Lazio Nuoto-Genova Quinto B&B Assicurazioni 7-9 (2-2, 2-1, 2-2, 1-4)
Lazio: Leporale 3, Vitale, Canella, Narciso, Colosimo.
Quinto: Aksentijevic 3, Primorac 2, Brambilla, Eskert, Amelio, Boero.

CN Posillipo – Bpm Sport Management 11-11 (5-2, 3-3, 0-3, 3-3)
Posillipo: Subotic 3, Mattielo 3, Vlachopoulos 2, Marziali, Dervisis, Cuccoviollo.
Sport Managment: Petkovic 4, Jelaca 3, Valentino 2, Mirarchi , Deserti.

Final standings

1.Pro Recco 26 – 75
2. Brescia 26 – 73
3. Sport Managment 26 – 62
4. Posillipo 26 – 53
5. Canottieri 26 – 48
6. Savona 26 – 38
7. Trieste 26 – 29
8. Acquachiara 26 – 27
9. Ortigia 26 – 26
10. Roma 26 – 24
11. Torino 26 – 22
12. Lazio 26 – 20
13. Bogliasco 26 – 19
14. Quinto 26 – 10

Final Six, Turin (May, 18th – 20th)

Thursday, 18th May

Quarterfinals:
BPM Sport Management–RN Savona
CN Posillipo–Canottieri Napoli

Friday, 19th May

Game for the 5th place

Semifinals:
Pro Recco – Posillipo or Canottieri
Brescia – Sport Management or Savona

Play out semifinals:
Roma Vis Nova-Bogliasco Bene
Reale Mutua Torino 81 Iren-Lazio Nuoto

Saturday, 20th May

Play out final

Game for the 3rd place

Final game

PETKOVIC TOP SCORER

Top scorer of the Italian championships is Antonio Petkovic (Sport Management), who scored 70 goals. Petkovic is followed by Alexandros Gounas (Savona) – 66 goals, Stefano Luongo (Sport Management) 59, Alex Giorgetti (Canottieri) 59, Gavril Subotic (Posillipo) 46…

PADOVA REACHES TROPHY IN WOMEN’S CHAMPIONSHIPS

Plebiscito Padova

Plebiscito Padova Photo: Lantech Plebiscito Padova facebook (click to enlarge)

The Final Six of the Women’s Italian championships was held in Rapallo (near Genoa) previous weekend.

Plebiscito Padova won the third title in a row. In the final game, Padova beat Orizzonte (7-5). Messina reached the third place ahead of Bogliasco.

Final Six (Rapallo)

Quarterfinals
Orizzonte-NC Milano 10-9
Bogliasco Bene-SIS Roma 14-8

For 5th place:
NC Milano-SIS Roma 10-16

Semifinals:
Plebiscito Padova-Bogliasco Bene 9-3
Waterpolo Messina-L’Ekipe Orizzonte 5-11

For 3rd place:
Bogliasco Bene-Waterpolo Messina 7-10

Finals:
Plebiscito Padova-L’Ekipe Orizzonte 7-5

All time winner’s list

1985 Volturno, 1986 Volturno, 1987 Volturno, 1988 Volturno, 1989 Volturno, 1990 Volturno, 1991 Volturno, 1992 Orizzonte Catania, 1993 Orizzonte Catania, 1994 Orizzonte Catania, 1995 Orizzonte Catania, 1996 Orizzonte Catania, 1997 Orizzonte Catania, 1998 Orizzonte Catania, 1999 Orizzonte Catania, 2000 Orizzonte Catania, 2001 Orizzonte Catania, 2002 Orizzonte Catania, 2003 Orizzonte Catania, 2004 Orizzonte Catania, 2005 Orizzonte Catania, 2006 Orizzonte Catania, 2007 Fiorentina WP, 2008 Orizzonte Catania, 2009 Orizzonte Catania, 2010 Orizzonte Catania, 2011 Orizzonte Catania, 2012 Pro Recco, 2013 Rapallo Pallanuoto, 2014 Mediterranea Imperia, 2015 Plebiscito Padova, 2016 Plebiscito Padova, 2017 Plebiscito Padova.

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