Ekipe won their 4th Italian Cup in their club history, and their first one since 2021, beating Plebiscito 9-7 of Final Six finished in Roma today.
The team from Catania resumed with great results after arriving in the semifinal of the Champions League they took Italian Cup. In the final Ekipe led all game, in the last period Plebiscito try back but did not succeed.
Roma won the bronze medal ahead of Rapallo, Trieste, and Florentia.
2022/23 Italian Cup, Final Six, Roma
L’Ekipe Orizzonte – CS Plebiscito PD 9:7 (3:2, 4:2, 1:0, 1:3)
Ekipe: Celona, Halligan, Grasso, Viacava 2, Gant 1, Bettini 1, Palmieri, Marletta 3, Gagliardi, Williams 2, Longo, Leone, Condorelli. Head coach: Miceli
Plebiscito: Teani, Barzon 1, Valyi 2, Citino, Queirolo 1, Casson 1, Millo 1, Dario, McKelvey, Meggiato, Centanni 1, Cassara, Giacon. Head coach: Posterivo.
The match started with Plebiscito taking an early lead of 1-0 through a goal from Centanni. However, Ekipe responded strongly, scoring three goals in a row to take a 3-1 lead. Plebiscito managed to pull one back through Milo, reducing the deficit to 3-2 at the end of the first quarter.
The second quarter saw Valyi score for Plebiscito to level the scores at 3-3. However, Ekipe then went on a scoring spree, netting three consecutive goals to take a commanding 6-3 lead. The first half ended with Ekipe leading 7-4.
In the third quarter, Marletta scored the only goal for Ekipe, increasing their lead to 8-4. Plebiscito tried to mount a comeback in the final quarter, but they could only manage to score three goals, while Ekipe scored one more to secure a 9-7 victory and lift the Italian Cup trophy.
Bronze medal match
SIS Roma – Rapallo Pallanuoto 10:5 (2:1, 3:1, 2:0, 3:3)
Roma: Eichelberger, Misiti, Galardi 1, Giustini 1, Ranalli 3, Picozzli 4, Papi, Nardini, Di Claudio 1, Cocchiere, Andrews, Galbani. Head coach: Capanna.
Rapallo: Caso, Zanetta, Gitto 1, Rossi, Carrasco Leyva 1, Vanelo, Gnetti, Cabona 1, Costa 1, Marcialis, Bianconi 1, Apilongo. Head coach: Antonucci.
After the trophy last year for Roma this year took the bronze medal in Italian Cup.
Roma took a win against Rapallo in a match for the bronze medal. From the start, white caps controlled the game. In the first quarter Roma made an advantage lead 2-1 but in the second period difference was bigger 5-2.
In the third quarter, Roma managed to keep Rapallo from scoring any goals, and by the start of the final period, they were up 7-2. The last eight minutes of the game were an absolute goal-fest as both teams put on a show, netting three goals apiece to bring the final score to 10-5.
2012: Orizzonte Catania
2013: Orizzonte Catania
2014: Rapallo Pallanuoto
2015: Plebiscito Padova
2016: Bogliasco Bene
2017: Plebiscito Padova
2018: L’Ekipe Orizzonte
2019: SIS Roma
2020: Plebiscito Padova
2021: L’Ekipe Orizzonte
2022: SIS Roma
2023: L’Ekipe Orizzonte
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