In the Italian league 13th round this weekend reigning national champion Pro Recco continued its winning start to the season. Recco easily rolled past the CC Napoli squad 11-5 thanks to three goals from Dusan Mandic. Napoli started well after Dolce scored a leading goal, but the guests had a 3-2 lead after the first quarter. With two goals difference at half-time (5-3), and with four goals in the third period for Pro Recco, there was no doubt about which way this game is going to end.
In a low-scoring game, Sport Management hosted Posillipo. The guests led 4-3 before the last eight minutes but the closing quarter belonged to the hosting team as they netted three unanswered goals in a 6-4 win.
Brescia followed the example by also winning at home hosting Torino ’81. Brescia completely took over control of the game. With seven unanswered goals in the second period, it was more than enough for the hosting team to gain ten goals difference at half-time (13-3). The teams played a balanced second half, but there was no way back for Torino ’81. Brescia finished off with a clear win (23-12). Edoardo Manzi, Stefano Guerrato and Petar Muslim led the home team with 4 goals. Ivan Vuksanovic also found the net four times for visitors.
In at thrilling encounter, Quinto and Lazio ended up in a 10-10 draw. Lazio took a flying start, but failed to use a 0-4 opening quarter. They found themselves 9-8 down against Quinto after the third period. Raffaele Maddaluno eventually came up big for Lazio netting the equalizer. Srdjan Aksentijevic was the game’s top scorer with 3 goals.
In Trieste host defeated Acquachiara 11-9 in a close contest. Nikola Vukcevic found the net four times, and Marko Elez scored three goals for hosts.
Bogliasco also took the advantage of home court and beat Ortigia 11-9. Mateo Monari led the scoring for the home squad with three goals.
Savona came away with a nice 13-5 win over Roma Vis Nova. Alexandros Gounas scored a day-high five goals.
Italian water polo championship
BOGLIASCO BENE – ORTIGIA 11-9 (3-2, 4-3, 0-1, 4-3)
BRESCIA – REALE MUTUA IREN TORINO ’81 23-12 (6-3, 7-0, 5-4, 5-5)
QUINTO B&B ASS – LAZIO 10-10 (0-4, 5-2, 4-2, 1-2)
TRIESTE – CARPISA YAMAMAY ACQUACHIARA 11-9 (3-1, 3-2, 2-3, 3-3)
SAVONA – ROMA VIS NOVA 13-5 (4-2, 3-2, 2-0, 4-1)
CANOTTIERI NAPOLI – PRO RECCO 5-11 (2-3, 1-2, 1-4, 1-2)
BPM SPORT MANAGEMENT – POSILLIPO 6-4 (1-2, 2-0, 0-2, 3-0)