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Eger overcomes first-leg loss to beat FTC

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.

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