USA Women’s Senior National Team Head Coach Adam Krikorian has announced the Team USA roster for the upcoming exhibition matches with China and the Netherlands set to begin in Southern California on December 14.
The biggest win went to Barceloneta (ESP) on Day 4 as the Spanish team managed to down the freshly crowned Super Cup winner FTC-Telekom (HUN) in Budapest and earned its fourth straight win. Recco (ITA) followed the Spaniards with another victory and fellow Italian side Brescia claimed three crucial points in Eger (HUN).
Three crucial match-ups highlight Day 4 in the Champions League. Super Cup winner Ferencvaros (HUN) clashes with group-leader Barceloneta (ESP) while fellow Hungarian side Eger will face Brescia (ITA) in a game which might become decisive later when the line is drawn for the Final Eight in Group A.
The Russians defeated the Greeks 11-10 on Saturday December 1 in Patras (GRE) on the occasion of the third Game Day of the FINA’s Women Water Polo World Leagues European preliminaries.
After 19 straight triumphs, this year’s match saw the Champions League winning side falling in the Super Cup final. Holder of Euro Cup, FTC-Telekom Budapest (Ferencvaros) bettered Greece’s Olympiacos Pireaus in a thrilling game ending in a penalty shootout in Budapest.
Another outstanding evening of water polo is due in Budapest where Champions League winner Olympiacos Piraeus (GRE) clashes with Euro Cup-holder FTC-Telekom Budapest (HUN) for the European Super Cup.
Indiana head water polo coach Ryan Castle announced eight signees to the Hoosiers’ incoming class of 2023.
Unlike last year, teams dropping from the Champions League qualifications dominated the first legs of the quarter-finals, though none of the four match-ups produced decisive gaps between the respective sides.
Four teams – two per group – managed to make it three out of three as Recco (ITA) beat Ferencvaros, Barceloneta (ESP) earned three valuable points in Moscow (RUS) in Group A, while in Group B Busto BPM (ITA) came back from four goals down to defeat Hannover (GER) and Jug (CRO) staged a great finish to upend Szolnok (HUN).
The USA Men’s and Women’s National Teams return to action this December for exhibition competition in Southern California.
The big match of the day features last season’s runner-up Pro Recco (ITA) and Euro Cup winner Ferencvaros (HUN), two giants with a strong chance of going all the way to the final.
Hungary and Greece are the only two teams with two wins since the beginning of the season and take the lead of Group A and B respectively. Germany, Russia, Spain, and the Netherlands have all collected 3 points so far.
Hungary’s Dunaujvaros wrote history by clinching the women’s European Super Cup for the first time after a stunning shootout win in Kirishi. The LEN Trophy winner side came from four goals down to beat the favorite Russian team in its home pool.
Kinef Kirishi is set to expand its European wining streak and retain its Super Cup title as well after successfully defended the Euro League trophy in April. LEN Trophy winner Dunaujvaros (HUN) would cause the biggest upset in years with a victory in Russia.
Protest threats from pro-Palestinian groups has caused the FINA Women’s World League water polo match between Spain and Israel to change to a closed-door location.