The Hungarian women’s water polo team defeated Canada 14-10 in the World League semi-finals in Athens on Friday, and made it to the final on Saturday, where the United States will be their rival.
|The Hungarian team defends here (Photo: waterpolo.hu Facebook)|
The first two goals were scored by Canadians who won the group match between the two teams (12-13), but they were followed by four Hungarian strikes, and at the beginning of the second quarter our advantage increased to two goals again (5-3).
The Canadians again hit a goal, but we had at least three goals from the middle of the third quarter – there were five of them, and in the end they confidently won the game by four.
Women’s World Water Polo League
Super Final (Athens)
Hungary – Canada 14-10 (4-3, 3-2, 6-4, 1-1)
athena, Behind closed gates… Fifth: Ohm (German), Zwart (Dutch).
Hungary: MAGYARI A. – Gurisatti 2, KESZTHELYI-NAGY 4, Szücs G., Parkes, Garda, Vályi V. exchange: SZILÁGYI D. 2, Illés A. 2, Leimeter 1, GYÖNGYÖSSY 1, RYBANSKA 2. Federal Captain: Judge Atilla
Canada: Gaudreault – Eggens 2, Sohi, La Roche 2, E. WRIGHT 2, McKelvey, Christmas 3. exchange: Wright (Nightmare), Mackie 1, Criver, Bekhazi, Lemay Lavoye, Paul. Federal Captain: David Paradelo
Objective – Human Advantage: 13/7, sick. 7/3
Objective – a double human advantage: -, Will. 1/0
Target – from five meters: 2/2, sick. 1/1
focused on: Paul (20. p.), Jurisati (25. p.), McKelvey (26. p.), Lemay Lavoye (27. p.).
master balance sheet
Attila Peru: “We didn’t play water polo perfectly, but we played more aggressively and fought better than the group match against the Canadians. We are improving day by day and that was our goal in this tournament as well, but we will need our best on the last day. We are fighting for a final. So I can’t be dissatisfied, we’re trying to play a good game with the Americans as well.
David Paradillo: – We started well, but then we lost our rhythm because of the great defense from the Hungarians. The opponent’s goalkeeper was a good defense too, so he put us at a disadvantage, and from here we started to speed up. We need to play more patiently in the jump, but I saw a lot of positives in this match and in the whole tournament as well.
In the other semi-finals
The United States and Russia 8-17 (5–3, 4–0, 4–1, 4–4)
5-8. for a place
Greece and Japan 5-17 (4–2, 5–0, 4–2, 4–1)
Spain – Kazakhstan 8-20 (6–3, 6–3, 4–2, 4–0)
for seventh place
14.00: Kazakhstan and Japan
for fifth placeمركز
15.45: Spain and Greece
the third place
17.30: Russia and Canada
19.15: United States – Hungary