In a thrilling encounter, Ekipe secured an important victory against Roma, winning 9-13 and taking a 2-1 lead in the final series. With the title on the line, Ekipe headed to Catania for the next match, where have a chance to clinch the championship on home soil.
Meanwhile, Brizz secured their place in the Italian A1 league with a hard-fought 9-11 victory against Florentia, who will be played to the second tier next season.
Roma – Ekipe 9-13 (3–4, 2–2, 2–4, 2-3)
Roma: E. Eichelberger, M. Misiti, G. Galardi 1, Carosi, S. Giustini 1, C. Ranalli 1, D. Picozzi 2, C. Tabani 1, C. Nardini, L. Di Claudio 1, A. Cocchiere 2, Andrews, Galbani.
Ekipe: L. Celona, B. Halligan 2, Di Mario, G. Viacava 3, V. Gant, D. Bettini 1, V. Palmieri, C. Marletta 3, G. Gagliardi, A. Williams 1, A. Longo, M. Leone 3, G. Condorelli.
In a highly anticipated match, Ekipe emerged victorious and made a break against Roma with a final score of 9-13. The match, which took place in the capital city of Italy, saw Ekipe take an early lead in the first quarter with four scored goals, while allowing Roma to score three, resulting in a score of 3-4. The second period saw both teams score two goals each, resulting in a halftime score of 5-6. However, in the third period, Ekipe took control of the game by scoring two series of 0-2, allowing them to establish a significant lead of 6-10 at the end of the period. In the last eight minutes of the game, Ekipe continued to grow their lead by scoring four more goals, resulting in a final score of 9-13. With this victory, Ekipe has put themselves in a strong position to win the title in the next match, which will be played in Catania.
Florentia – Brizz 9-11 (3–4, 2–2, 2–4, 2-3)
Florentia: C. Banchelli, E. Gabelli 1, C. Nencha 1, E. Cordovani, G. Gasparri, N. Vittori, L. Nesti 2, B. Mugnai, M. Pantani, B. Merli 1, I. Landi, E. Capaccioli 1, G. Pellegrino.
Brizz: H. Santapaola, F. Sapienza 3, A. Vitaliano 1, G. Pastanella, A. Arcidiacono, M. Spampinato 1, C. Cappello, I. Pane, N. Sasover, V. Santoro 1, M. Giuffrida 3, A. Milicevic 1, F. Paladino.
Brizz secured their place in the Italian A1 league for the next season after a hard-fought victory against Florentia in the third game of the series. Brizz dominated the first period, scoring four goals and taking a comfortable 1-4 lead. However, Florentia fought back in the second period, scoring three unanswered goals to tie the game 4-4 at halftime. In the third period, both teams scored two goals each, and the game remained deadlocked at 6-6. In the 26th minute, Brizz took the lead again, scoring a goal to make it 7-8. However, Florentia responded quickly, with Cordovani scoring a goal to tie the game once again at 8-8. Brizz then went on a scoring spree, making a series of three goals in a row to take a commanding 8-11 lead. Despite the home team’s efforts to reduce the deficit, they could only manage one more goal, and the match ended with Brizz winning 9-11. With this victory, Brizz secured their place in the Italian A1 league for next season, while Florentia will have to settle for playing in the second tier.
Schedule (17th May):
Final: Ekipe – Roma (2-1) – best-of-five
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