Europe’s premium female club competition, the Euro League kicks off today with the qualification round as 18 teams play in four groups to join the prelims.
Mladost ended Recco’s 24-game winning streak forcing an 11-11 draw, which saw a goal apiece in the last three seconds of the Champions League Group B match.
Brescia sank Miskolc and Eger’s 3-0 blow in the last period slimmed Strasbourg’s hopes. Oradea managed a three-goal win over Mataro in the Euro Cup quarters.
The USA Water Polo Women’s National Team will call DeNunzio Pool in Princeton, New Jersey home in December when it hosts the 2019 USA Water Polo Holiday Cup.
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Sintez earned its historical first Champions League triumph, while Jug rallied from two goals down vs. Spandau. Barceloneta and Olympiacos also won.
It’s quarterfinal time in the Euro Cup with teams making the cut in the qualifying phase facing teams ousted in the Champions League qualification playoffs.
Both Champions League groups started to be divided between the favorites and the underdogs after two rounds and the third doesn’t look primed for surprises.
The draw for the 2020 European Water Polo Championships was staged this evening in Budapest where teams will clash for the European title in January.
The Saturday part of the second round in the Champions League brought four one-sided matches. The eight Group B team combined for 101 goals.
Offences were at their best as Friday brought 96 goals in four Champions League Group A matches, including 28 in a match between Jug and Barceloneta.
All favorites began the season with a win – now 2016 champion Jug is up against 2014 victor Barceloneta on Day 2 of the Champions League main round.
The lone Top 10 upset saw #7 Pepperdine edge out #6 Cal 13-12 in overtime on the road Saturday. It marked the Waves first win of the Bears since 2008.
After the conclusion of the men’s qualifications for the 2020 European Water Polo Championships, the same field awaits the draw as in 2018.
Eight men teams and six women’s are to complete the field of the 2020 European Water Polo Championships after this weekend’s qualifications tournaments.
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