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Posillipo, CC Napoli hold on for close wins

The 15th round of the Italian league saw 4th and 5th seed Posillipo and CC Napoli struggling but gaining close wins to maintain their respective positions on the table. Napoli kicked things off on Friday night holding off Savona at home 5-4 thanks to a vital 4th-quarter goal from Umberto Esposito. Posillipo meanwhile, also at home, topped Pallanuoto Trieste 11-10 the following day. Leading the winners was Paride Saccoia who scored 4 goals.
In other results Sport Management continued their offensive dominant display by trashing Roma Vis Nova this time. Edoardo di Somma led all scorers with 5 in a 23-8 showdown for the home team who remain in 3rd place. The top 2 sides continued their victorious run. Brescia held RN Sori scoreless in the first half in a comfortable 3-9 victory. Pro Recco travelled to Rome beating Lazio 6-12 (a record 35th straight win) behind 4 goals from Andrea Fondelli. Meanwhile Bogliasco could not benefit from the Savona loss as Acquachiara proved too strong (4-10) holding the home team scoreless in the first pair of quarters. Ortigia celebrated their 2nd win at home this season as Florentia was held off 9-7 as the Sicily based squad now take 11th place in the rankings. Top scoring the winners were Steven Camilleri and left-hander Damjan Danilovic with 3 goals apiece.


Italian league
15th round


Friday, February 12:

C.C. NAPOLI vs. CARISA R.N. SAVONA 5-4 (1-1, 1-0, 2-1, 1-2)
C.C. NAPOLI: Turiello P. , Buonocore F. , Di Costanzo L. , Baviera G. , Brguljan D. 1, Borrelli B. , Mattiello G. 1, Campopiano E. , Maccioni A. , Velotto A. 1, Baraldi F. 1, Esposito U. 1, Vassallo G.

CARISA R.N. SAVONA: Antona S. , Alesiani J. , Pesenti M. , Colombo J. 1, Bianco L. , Cesini D. 1, Mistrangelo F. , Milakovic K. , Bianco G. , Agostini A. , Piombo F. , Sadovyy O. 2, Missiroli J.

Saturday, February 13:

ROBERTOZENO POSILLIPO vs. PALLANUOTO TRIESTE 11-10 (5-4, 4-2, 1-3, 1-1)
ROBERTOZENO POSILLIPO: Caruso E. , Cuccovillo N. , Marinic Kracig J. , Foglio G. , Klikovac F. 2, Russo E. , Renzuto Iodice V. 1, Gallo V. 2, Buslje A. 2 (pictured), Saviano G. , Dolce V. , Saccoia P. 4, Negri T.

PALLANUOTO TRIESTE: Jurisic E. , Podgornik D. , Petronio R. 1, Ferreccio F. 1, Giorgi A. , Giacomini J. , Popovic B. 3, Rocchi N. , Elez M. 2, Berlanga H. , Guimaraes G. 3, Mezzarobba M. , Vannella G.

S.S. LAZIO NUOTO vs. PRO RECCO NUOTO E PALLANUOTO 6-12 (2-4, 1-2, 1-2, 2-4)
S.S. LAZIO NUOTO: Radic Z. , Ferrante M. , Colosimo F. , De Vena W. , Silva F. , Di Rocco L. 1, Giorgi D. , Cannella G. 2, Leporale M. 1, Lapenna F. 2, Maddaluno R. , Mele A. , Vespa L.

PRO RECCO NUOTO E PALLANUOTO: Viola F. , Di Fulvio F. , Mandic D. 3, Figlioli P. , Giorgetti A. , Sukno S. 1, Giacoppo M. 1, Figari N. 2, Bodegas M. 1, Fondelli A. 4, Gitto N. , Pastorino G.

BOGLIASCO BENE vs. CARPISA YAMAMAY ACQUACHIARA 4-10 (0-3, 0-1, 2-4, 2-2)
BOGLIASCO BENE: Pellegrini P. , De Trane M. 1, Di Somma A. , Puccio D. , Guidaldi G. , Ravina R. 1, Gambacorta F. , Gonzalez Alonso I. , Giordano M. 1, Fracas A. , Monari M. , Guidi M. 1, Di Donna.

CARPISA YAMAMAY ACQUACHIARA: Volarevic G. , Perez A. 1, Rossi S. , Korolija M. 1, Scotti Galletta A. , Lanzoni G. , Marziali L. 2, Ferrone M. , Gitto M. 1, Luongo S. 3, Valentino G. 1, Luongo M. 1, La Moglia A.

RARI NANTES SORI vs. A.N. BRESCIA 3-9 (0-1, 0-2, 2-2, 1-4)
RARI NANTES SORI: Ferrari F. , Ferrero F. , Gandini C. , Mugnaini M. , Salemi P. , Cambiaso A. , Digiesi D. , Privitera A. , Steardo D. , Gualdi 1, Brlecic H. 2, Ivosevic P. , Massaro F.

A.N. BRESCIA: Del Lungo M. , Guerrato S. , Presciutti C. 1, Randelovic S. , Molina G. 1, Rizzo V. 5, Damonte L. , Nora A. 1, Presciutti N. , Bertoli Z. , Ubovic N. 1, Napolitano C. , Dian B.

BPM PN SPORT MANAGEMENT vs. ROMA VIS NOVA PN 23-8 (4-3, 6-1, 8-2, 5-2)
BPM PN SPORT MANAGEMENT: Oliva P. , Di Fulvio A. , Brambilla Di Civesio A. 3, Coppoli F. , Vergano T. , Petkovic A. 4, Di Somma E. 5, Jelaca M. 1, Mirarchi C. 4, Busilacchi T. , Razzi A. 2, Deserti A. 4, Lazovic .

ROMA VIS NOVA PN: Bonito M. , Crivella J. , Murro D. 1, Pappacena S. 1, Bezic R. 1, Oneto Gomes B. , Spinelli A. 1, Innocenzi C. , Vitola F. 1, Carchiolo V. 2, Mandolini J. , Del Basso M. 1, Nicosia G.

C.C. ORTIGIA vs. RARI NANTES FLORENTIA 9-7 (3-2, 4-1, 2-2, 0-2)
C.C. ORTIGIA: Patricelli G. , Siani G. , Abela M. , Puglisi D. , Di Luciano S. 1, Lisi D. , Camilleri S. 3, Ivovic B. 1, Rotondo R. 1, Danilovic D. 3, Casasola G. , Vinci S. , Negro A.

RARI NANTES FLORENTIA: Mugelli L. , Colombo , Generini G. , Dani L. 1, Panerai F. , Vasic D. 1, Brancatello C. , Bruni L. 1, Oneto Gomes G. 1, Gobbi L. , Astarita M. 3, Panerai L.

The standings are now as follows:

1. Pro Recco 14 - 42 pts
2. AN Brescia 15 - 42
3. BPM Sport Management 15 - 34
4. CN Posillipo 15 - 30
5. CC Napoli 15 - 30
6. Carpisa Yamamay Acquachiara 15 - 29
7. Carisa RN Savona 15 - 22
8. RN Bogliasco 15 - 19
9. Pallanuoto Trieste 15 - 16
10. Roma Vis Nova 14 - 13
11. CC Ortigia 15 - 11
12. SS Lazio Nuoto 15 - 8
13. RN Florentia 15 - 4
14. RN Sori 15 - 3

Top scorers:

1. Antonio Petkovic (Sport Management) - 43 goals
2. Stefano Luongo (Acquachiara) - 34
3. Valerio Rizzo (Brescia) - 33

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