The match started with Barceloneta leading 2-0 but Vouliagmeni tied the result until the end of halftime to 4-4.
The team of Vujasinovic had the first lead in the 28th minute 7-8. The team of Fatovic took a tie 9-9 until the end of the game. Barceloneta was better in penalty shootouts and took the bronze medal.
Barceloneta – Vouliagmeni 14-13 (3-2, 1-2, 3-2, 2-3, 5-4)
Barceloneta: Aguirre, Famera 1, Matkovic 1, Munarriz 2, De Toro 1, Larumbe 2, Pavillard, Fernandez, Tahull 1, Perrone 3, Biel Lara 3, Bustos 1, Porter. Head coach: Fatovic.
Vouliagmeni: Tzortzatos, Chalyvopoulos 1, Kastrinakis, Kalegeropoulos 6, Troulos 4, Nikolaidis, Papasifakis, Woodhead, Alafragkis 1, Kapotsis 1, Kourouvanis, Farmer, Andreadis. Head coach: Vujasinovic
Barceloneta commenced the match with a strong offensive presence, quickly establishing a 2-0 lead through goals from De Toro and Perrone. However, Vouliagmeni showcased their resilience, successfully narrowing the gap to 3-2 by the end of the first period.
The second quarter witnessed an outstanding performance by Tzortzatos, who played a crucial role in keeping Vouliagmeni in the game. Troulos scored a goal to bring the score to a 3-3 tie. As the teams reached halftime, both Barceloneta and Vouliagmeni managed to score, resulting in a balanced 4-4 deadlock.
The third period saw Barceloneta asserting their dominance as the reigning Spanish champions, swiftly gaining a 6-4 advantage. However, Kalegeropoulos of Vouliagmeni managed to close the gap to 6-5. Bustos then extended Barceloneta’s lead to 7-5 with a precise goal. Troulos responded with his third goal of the match, bringing Vouliagmeni within one at 7-6 by the end of the third period.
Kalegeropoulos continued to showcase his skills at the start of the last period, scoring two goals and securing Vouliagmeni’s first lead of the match at 7-8. However, Tahull of Barceloneta swiftly equalized the score at 8-8 in the 29th minute. The teams exchanged goals in the following minute, resulting in a tense 9-9 draw at the end of regular play.
In the third series of penalty shootouts, Papasifakis of Vouliagmeni missed a crucial penalty, allowing Barceloneta a significant advantage. Andreadis, Vouliagmeni’s goalkeeper, displayed remarkable skill with a save, keeping his team in the game. However, Porter of Barceloneta responded with an exceptional save in the sixth series, securing the bronze medal for his team.