In a very interesting game, Ekipe won Roma 10-13 and Roma can not defend the trophy in Italian Cup. While Plebiscito took an easy win against Rapallo 11-4. Final will play tomorrow 6.00pm and will be a remake final of three years ago when Ekipe wins with 10-8.
In the battle for 5th place, Trieste won Florentia 12-4.
2022/23 Italian Cup, Final Six, Roma
SIS Roma 10–13 Ekipe Orizzonte (3:3, 3:3, 4:3, 0:4)
Roma: Eichelberger, Misiti, Galardi, Papi, Giustini 3, Ranalli, Picozzli 2, Tabani 1, Nardini 2, Di Claudio, Cocchiere 1, Andrews 1, Galbani. Head coach: Capanna.
Ekipe: Celona, Halligan 1, Grasso, Viacava 2, Gant 1, Bettini 3, Palmieri, Marletta 5, Gagliardi, Williams 1, Longo, Leone, Condorelli. Head coach: Miceli
Crucial for the win in this match was the excellent defense of Ekipe in the last quarter when did not allow Roma to score a goal and the guests take the win for the grand final Italian Cup.
Ekipe led 1-0 at the start of the game, but Roma took a lead in the middle of the first quarter 1-3. However blue caps succeeded tie on the end of periods 3-3. In the second quarter again Ekipe had a lead on the start after goal Williams 4-3. Two goals in a row for Roma for a new advantage of 4-5. The team from Catania was retorted by the same measure but the white caps tie until the end of halftime 6-6.
In the second half, Roma had the advantage of two goals 9-7. Ekipe backed over it Marletta and Gant 9-9 but Roma was in the lead with a goal of Guistini 10-9. In the last eight minutes, Ekipe played strong defense and good offense. The Blue caps team wins the fourth quarter with 0-4 and games 10-13.
SIS Roma will not defend the trophy of the Italian Cup because lose in the semi-final of Ekipe Orizzonte.
CS Plebiscito PD – Rapallo Pallanuoto 11:4 (0:1, 5:1, 4:0, 2:2)
Plebiscito: Teani, Barzon 1, Valyi 2, Citino 2, Queirolo 1, Casson 2, Millo, Dario 1, McKelvey, Meggiato 1, Centanni, Cassara 1, Giacon. Head coach: Posterivo.
Rapallo: Caso, Zanetta, Gitto 1, Rossi, Carrasco Leyva 1, Vanelo, Gnetti, Cabona, Costa, Marcialis, Bianconi 2, Apilongo. Head coach: Antonucci.
After a bad first quarter for Plebiscito when Rapallo led the white caps team to a comeback and took an easy win 11-4 for the final Italian Cup.
Rapallo scored the only goal in the first quarter and took the lead of 0-1. However, in the second period, Bianconi from Rapallo tried to keep the blue caps in the game, but Plebiscito managed to score five goals, taking the lead of 5-2 at halftime. In the third period, the white caps (Plebiscito) resumed playing effectively, scoring four goals and bringing the summary to 9-2. The last quarter was a tie, with both teams scoring two goals each, but the final result was 11-4 in favor of Plebiscito.
Pallanuoto Trieste – RN Florentia 12-4 (2:1, 2:0, 5:0, 3:4)
Trieste: Sparano, Vomastkova 2, De March, Sblattero, Marussi 1, Cergol 4, Klatowski 2, Colletta, Zizza, Vuckovic 1, Riccioli 1, Santapaola 1, Ingannamorte. Head coach: Zizza.
Florentia: Banchelli, Barbieri, Pantani, Capaccioli 1, Gasparri 1, Vittori, Nesti 3, Mugnai, Osti, Merli, Landi, Gattini, Pellegrino. Head coach: Cotti.
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