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Imperia goes all the way to win LEN Trophy

The home fans had all reason to cheer on Saturday as Imperia went all the way in the self-hosted Final Four to take the LEN Trophy beating fellow Italians Padova 7-8 in a thrilling finish of the two-day Final Four competition in Imperia. Greek side Vouliagmeni took the bronze medal topping Hungarian champions Szentes 10-8. The victory for Imperia was completed after a back-and-forth final. Padova actually had the better starting getting up 2-0 in the opening quarter before things changed in the second term where Imperia rallied back to tie the game 4-4 at half-time. The The blue-capped home side had the control and walked away 2 goals in the third session before in a 5-goal final period Imperia managed to hold on to win by 1. Where Padova had just two goal scorers, with Elisa Queirolo scoring 4 and Laura Barzon adding 3, did Imperia saw 6 different players netting at least a shot with Silvia Motta topping the list scoring 3.

LEN Trophy 2014-2015
Final Four

Imperia, Italy

Saturday, 11 April

Vouliagmeni NC (GRE) vs. Hungerit Szentesi (HUN) 10-8 (2-3, 2-1, 3-1, 3-4) - 3rd/4th place
Vouliagmeni scorers: Christina Tsoukala 2, Eleni Xenaki 2, Stamatina Kontogianni 2, Anna Mamoglou, Elisavet Protopapa, Antigoni Roumpesi, Antiopi Melidoni.

Szentes scorers: Réka Kövér-Kiss 4, Anita Hevesi, Sabrina van der Sloot, Ibolya Miskolczi, Anett Gémes.

Plebiscito Padova (ITA) vs. Mediterranea Imperia (ITA) 7-8 (2-0, 2-4, 0-2, 3-2) - 1st/2nd place
Padova scorers: Elisa Queirolo 4, Laura Barzon 3.

Imperia scorers: Silvia Motta 3, Francesca Pomeri 2, Mercedes Stieber, Elisa Casanova, Giulia Emmolo (pictured), Martina Bencardino.

Semifinal results

Friday, 10 April

Plebiscito Padova (ITA) vs. Vouliagmeni NC (GRE) 9-8 (4-2, 1-1, 2-4, 2-1)
Padova scorers: Laura Barzon 3, Elisa Queirolo 2, Annalisa Bosello 2, Alessia Millo, Sara Dario.

Vouliagmeni scorers: Antigoni Roumpesi 3, Christina Tsoukala 2, Ioanna Chydirioti 2, Vasiliki Diamantopoulou.

Hungerit Szentesi (HUN) vs. Mediterranea Imperia (ITA) 10-11 (3-5, 3-3, 2-2, 2-1)
Szentes scorers: Ibolya Miskolczi 5, Nikoletta Pengö 2, Sabrina van der Sloot, Barbara Bujka, Réka Kövér-Kiss.

Imperia scorers: Giulia Emmolo 4, Francesca Pomeri 2, Silvia Motta 2, Anaid Ralat, Elisa Casanova, Laura Drocco.

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