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Sport Management wins in Syracuse, Brescia passes hard exam in Genoa (VIDEO)

Muslim (Brescia, left) and Bittarello (Iren Quinto) Photo: Paolo Zeggio (Sporting Club Quinto 1921/Facebook)

There were a lot of excitements in the 19th round of the Italian Championship. Most of the favorites defeated their respective rivals, but Pro Recco was the only one which took points with ease.  Brescia and Sport Management had to fight hard to record victories.

Sport Management water polo players finally managed to earn points after two straight losses in two big derbies (against Brescia and Pro Recco). Theyvisited Sicily to face Ortigia. The game was played in the Ortigia’s outdoor pool, despite the air temperature was just + 6 Celsius degrees. The visitors weren’t frozen, they started pretty well. Sport Management was 6:2 up in the 14th minute. Ortigia was climbing back step-by-step. The home team reduced the gap to 1 (8:9) 60 seconds before the end when Espanol found the net from a penalty throw. But, in the next possession, Sport Management’s Radomir Drasovic converted a man-up for 10:8 with 18 seconds to go and decided everything. Ortigia scored its 9th goal two seconds from the end when it was too late. Sport Management took points with a 10:9 win.

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Pro Recco did a clean job. The title-holder beat Trieste – 26:8 (Aleksandar Ivovic scored 6 goals).

Brescia still has been following Pro Recco. Both sides collected 54 points, but Brescia had big problems in a clash with Iren Quinto, that was played in Genoa. The teams were in a close battle for three quarters. Brescia was two goals ahead early in the third period (4:2). Quinto responded with three straight goals for its first and the only lead (5:4) 39 seconds before the last break. The visitors caught Quinto by the last break (5:5). Brescia opened the fourth quarter with five goals in a span of three minutes for a 10:5 cushion and secured the win (12:6 in the end). The top scorer was Valerio Rizzo (5 goals).

Posillipo and Florentia shared points in a very close battle. Florentia entered the last two minutes with a 7:6 advantage, but the visitors couldn’t save all three points. Just seven seconds from the end, Rossi converted a penalty to secure a point for Posillipo – 7:7. After this tie, 4th-placed Posillipo kept a six-point advantage ahead of Florentia, which shares 5th and 6th place with Lazio.

The 19th round witnessed a few important matches in a run away from the play-out zone (10th – 13th place). Savona edged out Bogliasco (7:6). Roma beat Canotieri Naples (10:8). Catania kept its slim chance to move up from the 13th place, as it defeated Lazio (8:7).

100th Italian Championship, 19th round

Ortigia 9:10 Sport Management
(1:3, 2:3, 2:2, 4:2)

Ortigia: Giacoppo 2, Espanol, Cassia, Jelaca, Di Luciano, Farmer,Rotondo, Napolitano.
Bpm Sport Management: Drasovic 2, Bruni 2, S. Luongo 2, Alesiani, Fondelli, Casasola, Valentino.

Pro Recco 26:8 Trieste
(6:2, 7:4, 6:2, 7:0)

Pro Recco: Ivovic 6, Velotto 4, Bukic 3, N. Gitto 3, Filipovic 2, Bodegas 2, F. Di Fulvio, Molina, Figaro.
Trieste: Vico 2, Mezzarobba 2, Rocchi 2, A. Giorgi, Gogov.

Quinto 6:12 Brescia
(2:2, 0:1, 3:2, 1:7)

Iren Quinto: Vavic, Mugnaini, F. Brambilla, Lindhout, Boero, Amelio.
Brescia: Rizzo 5, Miuslim 2, N. Presciutti 2, Figlioli, Janovic, Vukcevic.

Catania 8:7 Lazio
(3:1, 0:3, 2:0, 3:3)

Catania: Privitera 5, D.Presciutti, Scebba, Cuccovillo.
Lazio: Narciso 2, Ferrante, Sebastiani, Vitale, D. Giorgi, Maddulano.

Posillipo 7:7 Florentia
(2:2, 1:0, 1:1, 3:4)

Posillipo: Rossi 3, Manzi 2, Saccoia, G. Mattiello.
Florentia: Astiarta 2, A. Di Fulvio, Coppoli, Bini, Razzi, Tomasic.

Bogliasco 6:7 Savona
(2:2, 2:2, 1:2, 1:1)

Bogliasco: Lanzoni 3, Ravina 2, Gambacorta.
Savona: K. Milakovic 3, Vuskovic 2, J. Colombo, Caldieri.

Roma 10:8 Canottieri Naples
(6:1, 1:1, 2:2, 1:4)

Roma: S. Camilleri 4, Spione 2, De. Robertis. F. Faraglia, Africano, Innocenzi.
Canottieri: Tanaskovic 3, Campopiano 3, Tkac, Confuorto.

1 Pro Recco 19 – 54
2 Brescia 19 – 54
3 Sport Management 19 – 45
4 Posillipo 19 – 34
5 Florentia 19 – 28
6 Lazio 19 – 28
7 Ortigia 19 – 26
8 Iren Quinto 19 – 25
9 Roma Nuoto 19 – 21
10 Savona 19 – 18
11 Trieste 19 – 18
12 Canottieri Naples 19 – 17
13 Catania 19 – 13
14 Bogliasco 19 – 10

 

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