© Németh Andrea/FTC 23 Nov Eger overcomes first-leg loss to beat FTC By: Tim Hartog National Leagues, Hungarian E.ON férfi ob I The teams of Eger, Szolnok, Szeged and OSC are in the Hungarian cup semifinals. Following some tense matches of the weekend in the home-and-away quarterfinals the teams secured their spot with the final four. For Eger that meant overcomign a surprising 8-9 loss against FTC at home on Saturday. A recovery the following day however saw the visitors winning 9-13 and therewith the series 21-18. Another team that could make the first step at home was Szeged who drew level with Kaposvár on Saturday, 10-10, only to win the series on Sunday in Kaposvár beating the home side 9-12. A same scenario unfolded for OSC who were held to a 6-6 draw versus Honvéd but came out victorious 10-5 at home a day later to advance to the semis. Favourites Szolnok dominated Debrecen in leg 1 already, winning 5-13, and won the second match-up 14-8 at home to win the series comfortably 27-13. The semifinals of the Final Four, to be played in Eger on 12 and 13 December will feature the following match-ups: Szolnoki Dózsa-Közgép vs. Szeged-Diapolo and A-Híd-OSC-Újbuda vs. ZF-Eger. Hungarian cup Quarterfinals Leg 1 Saturday, 21 November: ZF-Eger vs. Ferencváros PQS Waterpolo 8–9 (2–0, 2–3, 2–4, 2–2) Eger scorers: Hosnyánszky 4, Erdélyi 2, Angyal, Szivós. FTC scorers: Tóth M. 3, Avramovic, Dőry, Nyéki, Roach, Swift, Jansik Sz. Debrecen vs. Szolnoki Dózsa-Közgép 5–13 (0–4, 2–3, 1–3, 2–3) Debrecen scorers: Kállay 2, Halek 2, Sergi. Szolnok scorers: Mitrovic 4, Jansik D. 3, Vámos 2, Madaras, Fülöp, Younger, Varga Dénes. Szegedi-Diapolo vs. Kaposvári VK 10–10 (1–2, 5–3, 2–2, 2–3) Szeged scorers: Sánta 2, Pellei 2, Sedlmayer 2, Kiss Cs., Seman, Kunac, Chilkó. Kaposvár scorers: Kovács O. 3, Parezanovic 2, Polovic 2, Palotás S., Nikolov, Sántavy RacioNet-Honvéd vs. A-Híd-OSC-Újbuda 6–6 (3–1, 0–1, 2–2, 1–2) Honvéd scorers: Fejős 2, Borsós, Kiss G., Illés, Fazekas. OSC scorers: Bátori 2, Kovács G., Juhász, Salamon, Graham. Leg 2 Sunday, 22 November: FTC-PQS Waterpolo vs. ZF-Eger 9-13 (1-3, 3-3, 1-5, 4-2) FTC scorers: Dőry 4, Marko Csuk, Marnitz G., Tóth M., Swift, Roach. Eger scorers: Hárai 3, Vapenski 3, Szivós 2, Cuckovic 2, Hosnyánszky, Bedő, Erdélyi. Eger wins series 21-18. A-Híd-OSC-Újbuda vs. RacioNet-Honvéd 10-5 (1-0, 3-1, 3-2, 3-2) OSC scorers: Bundschuch 2, Bátori 2, Hegedűs 2, Gór-Nagy, Kovács G., Graham, Brguljan. Honvéd scorers: Kiss B., Fazekas T., Illés, Kovács G., Kalanovic. OSC wins series 20-15. Kaposvári VK vs. Szeged Diapolo 9-12 (0-1, 3-2, 0-4, 5-5) Kaposvár scorers: Dobos 2, Berta 2, Juhász-Szelei 2, Kovács O., Nikolov, Parezanovic, Juhász-Szelei. Szeged scorers: Seman 3, Pellei F. 2, Chilkó 2, Sánta, Sedlmayer, Palotás G., Manhercz K., Manhercz Á. Szeged wins series 22-19. Szolnoki Dózsa-Közgép vs. Debreceni VSE 14-8 (4-1, 3-4, 4-2, 3-1) Szolnok scorers: Aleksic 4, Fülöp B. 3, Mitrovic 2, Madaras, Hangay Z., Younger, Varga Dániel, Varga Dénes. Debrecen scorers: Halek 2, Kállay 2, Hoppál 2, Süveges, Szőke. Szolnok wins series 27-13.