In a remarkable match, Ekipe clinched the 23rd championship title and achieved an extraordinary feat by securing their third consecutive triumph. Too, it is a domestic double for Ekipe (Coppa Italia and Italia A1 league).
Ekipe emerged victorious in the third final match, defeating Roma with a thrilling scoreline of 8-6. Undoubtedly was the crucial fourth period the hosts showcased mettle by scoring two decisive goals that ultimately sealed their resounding triumph.
Final – Italian woman league
Ekipe – Roma 8-6 (2-2, 2-1, 3-2, 2-0)
Ekipe: L. Celona, B. Halligan, Di Mario 1, G. Viacava, V. Gant, D. Bettini 2, V. Palmieri, C. Marletta 2, G. Gagliardi, A. Williams, A. Longo, M. Leone 3, G. Condorelli.
Roma: E. Eichelberger, Papi, G. Galardi 1, Carosi, S. Giustini, C. Ranalli, D. Picozzi 1, C. Tabani, C. Nardini, L. Di Claudio, A. Cocchiere, Andrews 4, Galbani.
Ekipe emerged victorious over Roma in a gripping match, securing the coveted title in a remarkable 8-6 triumph.
The match began with both teams displaying attacking prowess, resulting in a flurry of goals in the opening quarter. Roma’s Galardi with an impressive goal, but Ekipe’s Bettini responded swiftly, equalizing the score at 1-1. Both teams continued their offensive onslaught, and by the end of the first quarter, the scoreboard read 2-2.
As the second period commenced, the intensity reached new heights. Roma’s Picozzi showcased his skill, giving his team a 3-2 lead. However, Ekipe’s determined Bettini retaliated with a goal, leveling the score at 3-3. With the first half drawing to a close, the match remained evenly poised. Roma’s Andrews seized an opportunity and found the back of the net, putting Roma ahead at 3-4.
The players headed into the halftime break with Roma holding a slender advantage, setting the stage for an intense second half.
Ekipe’s Leone rose to the occasion, scoring a crucial goal to equalize the score at 6-6.
In a remarkable display of skill and determination, Ekipe’s Marletta and Di Mario capitalized on opportunities, scoring pivotal goals that propelled their team to an 8-6 lead. The goals proved to be decisive as Ekipe valiantly held on to secure a memorable victory 8-6 and claim the 23rd title.
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