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Jadran Herceg Novi takes finals first game

The playoffs finals series in Montenegro between Jadran Herceg Novi and defending champions Budva featured overtime right in game 1. Home team Jadran prevailed and took the 10-9 victory behind a winning goal from their captain Vladimir Gojkovic, scored in the first half of extra time. Gojkovic scored a game-high five for Jadran. The visitors trailed 8-5 in the final minute of the third quarter before a strong final period got them back in the game finishing regular time tied at nine. In overtime a shot from Gojkovic, who hit Budva-goalkeeper Lazović coming off the crossbar before going in, gave Jadran the 1-0 lead in the series. Game 2 is scheduled for May 5 in Budva.

Montenegrin national championship


Finals - Game 1


Jadran Herceg Novi - Budva m:tel 10-9 (3-2, 2-1, 3-3, 1-3; Extra time: 1-0, 0-0)

Goals Jadran: Vladimir Gojkovic 5, Ivan Krizman 3, Jovan Sarić 2.

Goals Budva: Damjan Danilović 4, Darko Brguljan 3, Milan Tičić, Petar Trbojević.

Series standings: 1-0

Pictured: Jadran's captain Vladimir Gojkovic

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