Italy Water Polo

Pro Recco dominant in big derby

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The match of the day in the 11th round of the 99th Italian championship (the first round in 2018), was an encounter between best Italian clubs in the last decade. Brescia hosted Pro Recco.

Pro Recco water polo players left behind the bad memories of their previous match in Brescia eight months ago. Brescia defeated Recco last May (7:6). It was Recco’s first loss in domestic competitions after 73 wins in a row. This time, in front of 1.000 spectators, Recco controlled the match from the beginning. The visitors rushed to a 3:0 lead in the first quarter. Brescia started climbing back in the second period and it trailed 2:3 at halftime. Recco played perfectly in defence and dominated the second half. Brescia its last goal netted in the 20th minute (3:4). The visiting team scored three unanswered goals till the end for a 7:3 victory. Brescia water polo players suffered the second defeat in a row. They were beaten by Sport Management in the last match in 2017 (3:4). They ended 2017 with a loss, they started 2018 in the same way.Obviously, Santa Clause hasn’t brought gifts to them…

Sport Management did a clean job in Trieste, beating the hosts 9:3. It was 0:2 before the 3rd period. After the big break Sport Management added four goals for a 6:0 lead. Trieste its first goal scored in the 20th minute (6:1). In the remaining time, the visitors from Verona maintained the big gap. Thanks to the result in Brescia, Sport Management is now lonely on the 2nd position. It has three points less than Pro Recco and three more than Brescia.

Posillipo and Lazio shared the points in Naples. After being 3:4 down at halftime Lazio jumped to a 7:5 lead (30th minute). Posillipo netted two goals in the last 28 seconds and secured a draw 7:7.

Sicilian derby ended in a tie too. An encounter between Ortigia and Catania in Syracuse offered a big battle and only ten goals – 5:5. The man of the match was Croat Jelaca (Ortigia), who scored 4 goals.

In a clash between two Naples based teams, Aquachiara stunned Canottieri in the first quarter and earned a 4:1 lead. But, Canottieri didn’t let surprise. It netted five consecutive goals for a 6:4 lead (2nd minute of the 2nd half) and kept the advantage till the last second – 9:7.

Bogliasco earned important points in a runaway from the bottom of the table. It beat Torino in a big thriller. Torino led 11: 10, but in the last minute, Bogliasco managed to score two goals for a 12:11 win. Guidaldi netted a winner five seconds before the last buzzer.

As expected, Savona beat Florentia (13:7) and kept the 4th place.

Italian championship, 11th round

Brescia 3:7 Pro Recco
(0:3, 2:0, 1:3, 0:1)

Brescia: Rizzo, Nora, Vukcevic.
Pro Recco: Di Fulvio 3, Bodegas 2, Molina, Filipovic

Posillipo 7:7 Lazio
(1:2, 3:1, 0:2, 3:2)

Posillipo: Saccoia 3, Briganti, MarzialiRamirez, Foglio.
Lazio: Vitale 2, Spione 2, Giorgi 2, Sebastani.

Ortigia 5:5 Catania
(1:0, 2:3, 1:1, 1:1)

Ortigia: Jelaca 4, Di Luciano.
Catania: Russo 2, Catania 2, Kacar.

Trieste 3:9 Sport Management
(0:1, 0:1, 1:5, 2:2)

Trieste: Petronio, Gogov, Vico.
Sport Management: A. Petkovic 2, Valentino 2, Figloli, Gallo, S. Luongo, Di Somma, Blary.

Canottieri Naples 9:7 Acquachiara
(1:4, 2:0, 4:2, 2:1)

Canottieri: Giorgetti 3, Campopiano 3, Velotto, Lapenna, Del Basso.
Acquachiara: Barberisi 2, Tozzi 2, Spooner, Centanni, Lanfranco.

Savona 13:7 Florentia
(3:1, 3:2, 2:0, 5:4)

Savona: Bianco 3, Milakovic 3, Damonte 2, Guimares 2, Steardo, Novara, Colombo.
Florentia: Astiarta 4, Razzi, A. Di Fulvio, Chemiri.

Bogliasco 12:11 Torino 81
(4:2, 2:4, 1:2, 5:3)

Bogliasco: Lanzoni 3, Gambacorta 3, Guidaldi 2, Sadovyy 2, Monari, A. Di Somma.
Torino 81: I. Vuksanovic 3, Pavlovic 3, Azzi 2, D. Presciutti, Novara.

1. Pro Recco 11 – 33
2. Sport Management 11 – 30
3. Brescia 11 – 27
4. Savona 11 – 22
5. Canottieri Naples 11 – 19
6. Ortigia 11 – 18
7. Lazio 11 – 16
8. Florentia 11 – 14
9. Catania 11 – 12
10. Bogliasco 11 – 10
11. Posillipo 11 – 9
12. Trieste 11 – 8
13. Torino 81 11 – 4
14. Acquachiara 11 – 0

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