In the Dutch league, Het Ravijn could have taken the lead. But they failed because they lost against ZV De Zaan. AZC didn’t play and remains the leader. At the bottom of the ranking, ZPB recorded its first victory.
ZV De Zaan won 10-11 against Het Ravijn and is now second in the ranking. The teams were barely apart. De Zaan was just a little better organized and handled the chances a little better. In the end it was Mick van den Bree who scored the winning goal four minutes before the final whistle. In Utrecht it was just as exciting. UZSC and Polar Bears shared the points (8-8). The result will taste sweeter for Utrecht than for Polar Bears, because in the very last second Flemming Katrop put the equalizer on the board. ZPC Amersfoort benefited from the draw in Utrecht. After a perfunctory 17-10 on SVH, Jeroen Cavaljé’s team is now tied in points with ZV De Zaan in the top-3.
Just like in Amersfoort, in Barendrecht it became 17-10 by ZPB against Waterpolo Den Haag. It meant the first victory of the season for the home team. After the first period it was already 4-0. The Hague fought back to 6-6 in the second period, but was unable to hold on. ZPB ran out to 13-7 and knew that the loot was in at the start of the last period. Waterpolo Den Haag is now the only team without points.
PSV was close to a surprise against ZVL-1886. In Leiden, the home team seemed to have the game under control for a long time. The gap with the visitors from Eindhoven was always a goal or three. But PSV came very close in the last period. Stijn Simons (2x) and Levy Kort brought PSV back from 10-7 to 11-10. In the remaining minute, however, Jelto Spijker kept his goal clean.
For the women of Het Ravijn it was soon a mission impossible against ZV De Zaan. In the second period, the visitors ran out to 10-3. Het Ravijn recovered in the third period, but that came too late to avert defeat. In the end it was 8-15. The best player on the Zaan side was Takyiwa Sam. She scored seven times. With this victory, ZV De Zaan is now in the lead together with UZSC.
Polar Bears continued the upward trend with a 5-9 victory over GZC Donk. The difference was made in the beginning when the team from Ede came to 0-4 after goals from Nina van de Geijn, Fleurien Bosveld, Feline Voordouw and Lola Moolhuijzen. With that margin Polar Bears was no longer in danger. Every time when GZC Donk came a little closer, Polar Bears answered with a goal. Polar Bears is now third with one game less played and the same number of loss points as UZSC and ZV De Zaan.
Saturday 13 November
Het Ravijn – ZV De Zaan: 10-11 (5-5, 1-1, 4-4, 0-1).
Het Ravijn: Yoran Loos 5, Emiel Wouters 2, Tijmen Karel 1, Sam Stertefeld 1, Bas Jan Dijkink 1.
ZV De Zaan: Mick van den Bree 4, Phil Brandjes 2, Pascal Janssen 2, Angelo Corver 1, Bradley Sap 1, Daan Bakker 1.
UZSC – Polar Bears: 8-8 (3-3, 1-2, 3-1, 1-2).
UZSC: Flemming Kastrop 3, Gies Wijnhoven 2, Sook Willemsen 2, Abel de Haan 1.
Polar Bears: Kas te Riele 2, Guus Wolswinkel 1, Jens Wijgers 1, Marnick Snel 1, Sjors de Kater 1, Tarik Scherrenburg 1, Sam Kunz 1.
ZPB – Waterpolo Den Haag: 17-10 (4-0, 6-6, 3-1, 4-3).
ZPB: Petar Filipovic 5, Maurice Dentro 4, Onno Kuller 3, Jari Krijgsman 2, Michael de Kreek 1, Tom van der Veen 1, Kevin van Baarle 1.
Waterpolo Den Haag: Koen Heiden 3, Jeroen Willemsen 3, Fabian van Niekerk 1, Bart Turk 1, Jorik Amesz 1, Coen Berendse 1.
ZPC Amersfoort – SVH: 17-10 (4-2, 3-2, 6-2, 4-4).
ZPC Amersfoort: Milan Borcsok 4, Max van der Werve 3, Gergely Palotas 3, Sebastiaan van Mil 3, Jort van der Werve 1, Dominic van de Bunt 1, Jan-Willem Slaghuis 1, Mart Hoegen 1.
SVH: Rick Vermeulen 5, Kerem Gemalmazoglu 3, Rudolf Cvanciger 1, Laszlo Balasz Nagy 1.
ZVL-1886 – PSV: 11-10 (4-1, 4-4, 2-2, 1-3).
ZVL-1886: Attila Kincses 3, Jasper Haasnoot 2, Claudio Brancatello 2, David Spijker 2, Stan van Ruiten 1, David Voorvelt 1.
PSV: Levy Kort 4, Stijn Simons 3, Quint Pijnenburg 1, Seha Ugur 1, Niels van den Hout 1.
1 AZC 9-24
2 ZV De Zaan 10-23
3 ZPC Amersfoort 10-23
4 Het Ravijn 10-22
5 UZSC 10-18
6 GZC Donk 9-16
7 ZVL-1886 9-16
8 Polar Bears 8-12
9 De Ham 8-11
10 BZC 8-10
11 PSV 10-6
12 ZPB 10-3
13 SVH 10-3
14 Waterpolo Den Haag 9-0
Het Ravijn – ZV De Zaan: 8-15 (3-5, 1-5, 2-1, 2-4).
Het Ravijn: Lieke Schokker 4, Charlotte Mensink 2, Kari Ankone 1, Amy Kleinlugtenbeld 1.
ZV De Zaan: Takyiwa Sam 7, Maxine Schaap 3, Anouk Bergsma 1, Sigrid Vleeshakker 1, Lieke Rogge 1, Bente Rogge 1, Yara Galjé 1.
Scheidsrechters: Van Grimbergen en Rutten
GZC Donk – Polar Bears: 5-9 (0-2, 3-3, 1-3, 1-1).
GZC Donk: Kayleigh Schonewille 2, Isabella van Toorn 1, Kayly Kruisinga 1, Gina Sjardijn 1.
Polar Bears: Feline Voordouw 2, Storm Willemsen 2, Lola Moolhuijzen 1, Jill Oort 1, Nina van de Geijn 1, Laura Schinkel 1, Fleurien Bosveld 1.
1 ZV De Zaan 8-18
2 UZSC 8-18
3 Polar Bears 7-15
4 ZVL-1886 9-15
5 GZC Donk 9-11
6 Het Ravijn 9-11
7 De Ham 7-6
8 PSV 7-0