Italy Water Polo

Dramas in Rome and Naples, flood of goals on Sicily (VIDEO)

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The most thrilling games of the Italian Championship 15th round have been played in Rome and in Naples while leading trio has continued winning.

An encounter in Rome highlighted the 15th round. Home team Lazio faced Savona. Lazio led throughout first two quarters but the gap never was larger than two. At halftime, the Rome-based team was 7:5 up. The host had a two-goal lead after the 3rd quarter (9:7). Savona dominated the last period. The visiting team scored three unanswered goals in the last 8 minutes. Slobodan Soro, a Serbian-born goalkeeper of Brazilian national team, locked up his net. His teammate in Savona as well as in the Brazilian national team that played at 2016 Olympics, Gustavo Guimares decided everything. “Grummy” hit the back of the net 100 seconds before the end to set the final score, Savona collected all three points (10:9) and climbed into 4th place of the table.

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The Naples derby didn’t offer fewer excitements. Canottieri achieved a win over Posillipo, that led 5:4 in the middle of the second period. Canottieri produced a 4:1 rush and went 7:6 up in the 21st minute. Posillipo turned around the deficit to an 8:7 lead before the fourth period. Canottieri was able for a new comeback. It netted three goals in the last three and a half minutes for a 10:8 win.

Ortigia water polo players, that were fourth before the 15th round, fell into the 6th place, behind Savona and Canottieri. They didn’t surprise Brescia in a game that saw a flood of goals.  The match was staged in Catania because Ortigia doesn’t have an indoor pool. This winter is warm. However now is too cold to play a match in Ortigia’s outdoor pool in Syracuse.  Brescia was 9:4 up after just 13 minutes of the play. The visiting team, led by Petar Muslim (5 goals) maintained the lead and achieved a 17:12 victory.

Pro Recco taught Torino a lesson (16:2). The top scorer was Mateo Aicardi. Pro Recco centre-forward netted 5 goals.

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Sport Management beat Florentia with ease. The second-placed team earned a 7-goal lead early in the fourth quarter (10:3). Sport Management slowed down in the remaining time, but a win was never in danger (12:7).

Acquachiara water polo players are still with no points. They were defeated by Bogliasco in their home pool (8:13).

2017/18 Italian Championship, 15th round

Lazio 9:10 Savona
(4:3, 3:2, 2:2, 0:3)

Lazio: Vitale 3, Colosimo, Spione, Gianni, Di Rocco, Canella, Leporale.
Savona: Damonte 3, Steardo 3, Guimares 2, L. Bianco, K. Milakovic.

Pro Recco 16:2 Torino 81
(4:0, 4:2, 4:0, 4:0)

Pro Recco: Aicardi 5, Alesiani 2, Molina 2, A. Ivovic 2, Caliogna, Figari, Filipovic, Pelliccia, Bodegas.
Torino 81: D’Souta, I. Vuksanovic.

 

Sport Management 12:7 Florentia
(3:2, 3:0, 3:1, 3:4)

Sport Management: Mirarchi 4, A. Petkovic 2, Fondelli 2, S. Luongo 2, Valentino, Panerai.
Florentia: F. Turchini 2, Astiarta 2, A. Di Fulvio, Generini, Tomasic.

Canottieri Naples 10:8 Posillipo
(2:3, 3:2, 2:3, 3:0)

Canottieri Naples: Velotto 3, Giorgetti 3, Campopiano 2, Del Basso, Esposito.
Posillipo: G. Mattiello 2, Cuccovillo, Ramirez, Foglio, Rossi, Briganti, Saccoia.

Ortigia 12:17 Brescia
(4:6, 2:5, 3:4, 3:2)

Ortigia: Di Luciano 3, Jelaca 2, Casasola 2, Napolitano, Lindhout, Tringali, Giacoppo, Vapenski.
Brescia: Muslim 5, Nora 3, Manzi, M. Guidi, C. Presciutti, Rizzo, N. Presciutti, M. Janovic.

Acquachiara 8:13 Bogliasco
(3:1, 1:3, 3:5, 1:4)

Acquachiara: J. Lanfranco 2, Ciardi, Spooner, M. Lanfranco, M. Stellet, Barberisi, Centanni.
Bogiasco: Lanzoni 4, Monari 3, Sadovyy 2, Ferrero, A. Brambilla, Gambacorta, Fracas

Played earlier

Catania 9:8 Trieste
(3:3, 2:2, 3:2, 1:1)

1. Pro Recco 15 – 45
2. Sport Management 15 – 42
3. Brescia 15 – 39
4. Savona 15 – 28
5. Canottieri Naples 15 – 28
6. Ortigia 15 – 27
7. Lazio 15 – 19
8. Florentia 15 – 17
9. Bogliasco 15 – 16
10. Posillipo 15 – 15
11. Catania 15 – 15
12. Trieste 15 – 11
13. Torino ’81 15 – 4
14. Acquachiara 15 – 0

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