WP Juniors 2011 (M), Day 6: Hungary, Australia, Serbia and Montenegro looking strong

FINA World Junior Water Polo Championships

VOLOS, Greece (September 1) - Hungary defeated Brazil in a game that was closer than expected and will meet hometown favorite Greece in the quarter final round tomorrow. Brazil's Bernardo GOMES netted five goals in the game and his team will meet the USA in their next pairing. Australia won a narrow victory over the USA, a 5-4 result in their favor will match them up with Italy in the quarter finals.
 
Serbia was impressive scoring eight goals as they dismantled the challenge from France which could manage only three for the game. Dujan MANDIC would land the ball into the net four times for Serbia giving his team the right to play Croatia in the next round. France will meet Iran tomorrow. Montenegro scored 16 goals powered by three from Gavril SUBOTIC in their rout of Kuwait. Montenegro will play Spain in the quarters. Kuwait will meet Mexico next.


Game reports

GAME 41: 09:30, QUALIFICATION ROUND, CANADA 10 - SOUTH AFRICA 9
 
Quarters: (5-1, 0-4, 2-3, 3-1)
 
Canada jumped out to a five goal lead early in the game and it wasn't until Mark SPENSER drilled one into the net that South Africa would be on the scoreboard. Aware of the deep hole that they had dug for themselves, four different South African players found the net in the second quarter and evened the score at 5's just 17 seconds before the horn signaling the end of the half. In the third period Luca GASIC scored the next two goals giving the Maple Leafs a sorely needed rally. SPENSER would again deliver a key goal for the Springboks and teammate Christopher BAKER would nail the tie breaker at 3:46. At 1:27 David DU PLESSIS would put the South African team back in the lead at the end of the third period. In the fourth quarter Canadian team captain Dusan RADOJCIC scored his only goal of the game tying the score at 8's. Devon CARD took more than a minute to get in position before drilling the go-ahead goal for his African team. At 4:49 Canada's Ryan SIMONYIK tied the game for the fourth time. The winning goal for Canada was delivered by Colin JAMIESON at 2:42. Tomorrow Canada will face the winner of the next match between Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan. South Africa will play the loser of that match.
 
CANADA: 10 GOALS - RADENOVIC, Milan; JAMIESON, Colin - 2; FISHER, Robbie; GOW-LEACH, Nicholas; TANGUAY-RIOUX, Lambert; BLAIR, Michael; TASCHEREAU, Alec - 2; SIMONYIK, Ryan - 1; *RADOJCIC, Dusan - 1; GASIC, Luca - 2; GUTOVIC, Ogi - 1; MITROVIC, Nikola - 1; KLINO, Aner. *Team Captain
COACH: PARILLO, Brian.
 
SOUTH AFRICA: 9 GOALS - MONTGOMERY, Gareth; CARD, Devon - 2; BOHATA, Wesley; MALAN Matthew; RODDA, Nicholas; CAMPBELL, Shaun; WALKER, Nicholas - 1; *MOSTERT, Jason; NAIDOO, William; SPENCER, Mark - 3; BAKER, Christopher - 1; DU PLESSIS, David - 2; BROWN, Wesley. *Team Captain
COACH: WOODS, Duncan.
 
PENALTY SHOT GOALS:
RSA: WALKER, Nicholas
 
EXTRA PLAYER GOALS:
CAN: 5 of 10 (50%)
CAN: 3 of 7 (43%)
 
REFEREES: Noel HARROD (AUS), Cem FILIKSAC (TUR)
 

GAME 42: 11:00, QUALIFICATION ROUND, KAZAKHSTAN 10 - UZBEKISTAN 11
 
Quarters: (1-3, 6-9, 1-4, 2-2)
 
The winless players from Uzbekistan knew that their match against Kazakhstan would be a tough one. Kazakhstan had beaten Kuwait and held Iran to a draw so they had considerable experience when compared to their rivals who had lost games by a margin of 3, 14, 17 and 21 goals in the preliminary rounds. Despite Uzbekistan's four defeats, Kirill RUSTAMOV had already scored 11 goals in the tournament, among the top 10 athletes from the 20 teams. It wasn't surprising that RUSTAMOV would put his team on the board within the first minute of the game. Alexandr FENOCHKO would even the game at 5:42 for Kazakhstan but the determined "little guys" from Uzbekistan struck back with goals from Mirazis QOSIMOV and Oleg SUKHAREV and the quarter would close at 1-3 in favor of Uzbekistan. FENOCHKO would land three more goals for Kazakhstan including the goal to tie the game at 3's and the go ahead goals breaking the tie at 4's and again at 5's. Teammate Nurzhan NAURYZBAYEV would nail the seventh goal for Kazakhstan at 1:16 before the half, delivering a two goal lead his team at halftime. FENOCHKO scored again at 6:23 in the third period widening the margin to a three goal advantage for Kazakhstan. With their backs against the wall, four different Uzbekistan players scored the next four goals. Team Captain Ramil VALISHEV would nail the goal that would tie the game at 8's and Vitaly SKRIPACHEV netted the go-ahead goal. Not in any of their previous four games had the Uzbekistan players entered the final quarter with a lead. Rinat GAYSIN added goal at 5:16 giving Uzbekistan a two goal edge over their Asian rivals. FENOCHKO would fire his sixth and final goal of the game at 2:15 for Kazakhstan. Skipper VALISHEV nailed his second goal of the game at 1:48 and hoped that he and his Uzbekistan teammates could defend their lead as the clock counted off the seconds. Kazakhstan's rally would fall short managing only one more goal at :29. Uzbekistan notched their first victory and would advance to their next game in the "winner's bracket". Tomorrow they will face Canada, Kazakhstan will meet South Africa.
 
KAZAKHSTAN: 10 GOALS - MAKHMETOV Madikhan; GODOVANYUK Alexandr; ASSYLKHAN Alibek - 1; NAURYZBAYEV, Nurzhan - 1; *ZHAMANKULOV, Diyas; FENOCHKO, Alexandr - 6; SHAKENOV, Anvar; YERSAINOV, Makhambet; BAKLITSKIY, Vassiliy - 2; TURLYKHANOV, Bolat; KURGANSKIY Pavel; GARAYEV, Rustem; KUPRIN, Dmitriy. *Team Captain
COACH: MASLYUK, Sergey.
 
UZBEKISTAN: 11 GOALS - PASHKANOV, Stanislav; MASSEL, Aleksandr; QOSIMOV, Mirazis - 2; *VALISHEV, Ramil - 2; ZAYSEV, Aleksey; SUKHAREV, Oleg - 2; RUSTAMOV, Kirill - 3; GAYSIN Rinat - 1; SAYLIEV, Abbas; CHUMACHENKO, Egor; SKRIPACHEV, Vitaliy - 1; SELIPHONTOV, Semen; KRAHOTIN, Maksim. *Team Captain
COACH: SOKOLOV, Aleksandr.
 
PENALTY SHOT GOALS:
KAZ: FENOCHKO, Alexandr - 1
 
EXTRA PLAYER GOALS:
KAZ: 4 of 7 (57%)
UBZ: 5 of 6 (83%)
 
REFEREES: Aleksandar ADZIC (MNE), Nenad GOLIJANIN (SRB)
 
 
GAME 43: 12:30, QUALIFICATION ROUND, PUERTO RICO 10 - MEXICO 8
 
Quarters: (1-0, 3-4, 3-2, 3-2)
 
Puerto Rico players watched the upset Uzbekistan delivered to Kazakhstan and wondered if they would engineer something like that for themselves. They too were entering the pool without a winning in their four preliminary matches and they were facing a team that had at least not lost all of their games. Their rivals from Mexico earned one point in the prelims due to their 9-9 tie with South Africa and were the fourth place team in Group D. It would be a good start to be on the board first and thanks to Francisco VARGAS-AYMAT goal at 5:26 in the first period Puerto Rico had scored and were in the lead. While this was a good thing, they had been in the lead before. In fact just last night in their game against Greece the team from Puerto Rico had scored three consecutive goals and were in the lead at the end of the first quarter. Both teams were productive in the second quarter, Puerto Rico capturing the first goal and then alternating goals with Mexico going ahead at :31. Fernando ZAYAS of Puerto Rico would score his first goal at :09 to send the teams to the half time break tied at 4's.  Puerto Rice had never been tied at the half, in fact in their previous four games they were down by an average of four goals, as many at seven in their game against France. This was new territory for Puerto Rico. In the second half the Mexican team captain Antonio ALAVOS would bring his team the lead with a goal at 6:58. Puerto Rico's VARGAS-AYMAT would tie it at 5's and Luis MOJICA would capture the go-ahead goal at 3:22. AVAVOS nailed his second goal of the period to tie the match again for the fourth time at 6's with 3:00 left in the third quarter. Again Puerto Rico's VARGAS-AYMAT would deliver the go-ahead goal leaving Puerto Rico in the lead at each of the first three quarters. Mexico's Juan BISCAINO would tie the match for the fifth time with his score at 5:44. Puerto Rico's team captain Alan BAYO fired his ball into the net for a go-ahead goal at 5:14. ZAYAS had been silent since the second quarter but he delivered the ninth and tenth goal for Puerto Rico giving his team a three goal advantage with 2:55 remaining in the game. BISCAINO's third and final goal of the game would be delivered at 1:29. When the clock ran out Puerto Rico would have its first victory in the tournament and they, like Uzbekistan would advance in the "winners bracket" to face the winner of the match between Egypt and Kuwait tomorrow.
 
PUERTO RICO: 10 GOALS - RICHIEZ, Bryan; VARGAS-AYMAT, Francisco - 3; *BAYO, Alan - 2; MOJICA, Luis - 1; CASTILLO, Rafael; RODRIGUEZ, Gabriel; ZAYAS, Fernando - 3; CURET, Elerick; SANTA, Jesus; POMALES, Gerardo - 1; ROBLEDO, Kalai; PEREZ, Joab. *Team Captain
COACH: MUNIZ, Angel.
 
MEXICO: 8 GOALS - BECERRIL, Francisco; ORTIZ, Cedar; *ALAVOS, Antonio - 2; CERRANO, Jesus - 1; BISCAINO, Juan - 3; JUAREZ, Eric; IBARRA, Anvar - 1; CALVA, Himbler; CARBALLO, Pablo - 1; MORALES, Ivan; GILBERT, Armando; ORTIZ, Ivan; ALILA, Isac.  *Team Captain
COACH: BIART, Pedro.
 
PENALTY SHOT GOALS:
PUR: ZAYAS, Fernando - 1
MEX: BISCAINO, Juan - 1
 
EXTRA PLAYER GOALS:
PUR: 5 of 8 (63%)
MEX: 4 OF 8 (50%
 
REFEREES: Jean-Michel DELON (FRA), Paulo RAMOS (POR)
 
 
GAME 44: 14:00, QUALIFICATION ROUND, KUWAIT 4 - EGYPT 10

 
Quarters: (1-4, 1-4, 0-1, 2-3)
 
Yousef BOSAKHAR would continue to lead his team in scoring with three goals in today's match against Egypt. BOSAKHAR would score the only two goals of the first half for his team, no match for the three that Egyptian Omar IBRAHIM would achieve in the first quarter. IBRAHIM would land two more goals in the second quarter, a total of five in the first half. The score would be to Egypt's advantage at the end of the first half, 2-8. Kuwait went without scoring in the third quarter while Ahmed WALID would deliver Egypt's only goal of the period. WALID score twice more in the final quarter. BOSAKHAR's third goal was the last of the game giving Kuwait four to Egypt's ten. Egypt will face Puerto Rico in the next round, Kuwait will play Mexico.
 
KUWAIT: 3 GOALS - BOSAKHAR, Huseen; *BOSAKHAR, Yousef - 3; ALFOUDARI, Mahmoud; ALASKARI Mohammad; ALSHATI, Hasan; ALMAZIAD, Homoud; ALRUMAIDHIN, Mohammad; BOSAKHAR, Abdulhameed; ALDOUSARI, Abdulwahab; ALMKEEMI, Athbi; BOLOUSHI, Mohammad; BOSAKHAR Younis; ALFERAIJ, Mubarak. *Team Captain
COACH: HORVATH, Viktor.
 
EGYPT: 10 GOALS - MAGED, Mostafa; MAGDY, Mohamed - 1; ASHRAF, Omar; AMR, Karim; GAMAL, Mohanad; IBRAHIM, Omar - 5; GAMAL, Karim - 1; MAHER, Khaled - 1; WALID, Ahmed - 3; KHALED, Ahmed - 1; *AREF, Ahmed; AMIRY, Ahmed; ADEL, Ramy. *Team Captain
COACH: HASSAN, Mahmoud.
 
EXTRA PLAYER GOALS:
KUW: 1 of 2 (50%)
EGY: 5 of 7 (71%)
 
REFEREES: Toshio FUKIMOTO (JPN), Mansour SANEI (IRI)
 
 
GAME 45: 16:00, QUALIFICATION ROUND, AUSTRALIA 5 - UNITED STATES OF AMERICA 4
 
Quarters: (0-2, 3-1, 1-0, 1-1)
 
The USA would get a fast start with goals late in the first quarter from Alex WHERRY at 1:44 and another less than 30 seconds later by Nick RASCON. Australia, scoreless in the first quarter would land the first three goals of the second quarter from Paul SINDONE, team captain Blake EDWARDS and George FORD. Spenser HAMBY of the USA would tie the game with his goal at 1:13 sending both teams to the halftime break contemplating their strategy for the second half. James HOWDEN of Australia would be the only player to score in the third quarter giving his team the lead. Nick REDBOND added an insurance goal for Australia at 4:43 in the final quarter putting the USA players with their backs against the wall. Bret BONANNI would find the net for the USA at 1:42, but the States would not be able to tie the game. The final score, Australia 5, USA 4. Australia will face Italy in the next round. The USA will meet the loser of the next match between Hungary and Brazil.
 
AUSTRALIA: 5 GOALS - CLARK James; DAVIE, Jeremy; POLIVKA, Adam; REDBOND, Nick - 1; FORD, George - 1; FANNON, James; SINDONE, Paul - 1; YOUNGER, Aaron; QUINN, Sam; HOWDEN, James - 1; GILES, Matthew; *EDWARDS, Blake - 1; SLADE, Edward. *Team Captain
COACH: RICHARDSON, Adam.
 
USA: 4 GOALS - SIBLEY, Jon; SMITH, Collin; RUDOLPH, Paul; WHERRY, Alex - 1; BONANNI, Bret - 1; HOVERSTEN, Nick; *SAMUELS, Josh; RASCON, Nicholas - 1; BOWEN, Alex; HAMBY, Spencer - 1; WENDT Christopher; WALTERS, Jon; PARSONS Justin. *Team Captain
COACH: LYNN, Robert
 
EXTRA PLAYER GOALS:
AUS: 3 of 7 (43%)
USA: 2  of 6 (33%)
 
REFEREES: Mladen RAK (CRO), Gyorgy KUN (HUN)
 
 
GAME 46: 17:20, QUALIFICATION ROUND, HUNGARY 15 - BRAZIL 12
 
Quarters: (5-3, 3-1, 4-3, 3-5)
 
Hungary's Daniel ANGYAL would score the first goal of the game and one  in the next three quarters to lead his team in their victory over Brazil. Hungary would record five goals in the first quarter compared with only three from the South American squad. ANGYAL and two teammates would collect three more goals in the second period while Brazil could manage only a single goal before the half. Four different Hungarian players would find the net during the third period while Brazil would record three goals. Brazil would save their rally for the final quarter benefiting from three goals from Bernardo GOMES, a total of five in the game, but unfortunately three short of the number needed to tie the game. Hungary's 15-12 victory over Brazil means that they will face Greece in tomorrow's next game. Brazil will play the USA in their next match.
 
HUNGARY: 15 GOALS - LEVAI, Marton; KORENYI, Balazs - 1; ANGYAL Daniel - 4; VAMOS, Marton Gyorgy; CSAPO Miklos - 1; *BATORI, Bence - 3; JANSIK, David - 1; SZENTESI, Adam - 1; KERESZTES, Istvan - 1; FULOP, Bence - 1; KOVACS, Peter - 1; FAZEKAS, Tibor Zsolt; MEIXNER, Marcell. *Team Captain
COACH: SZEKELY, Bulcsu.
 
BRAZIL: 12 GOALS - *SOUZA, Anderson; JUNIOR, Marcos - 1; MAGALHAES, Douglas; COUTINHO, Gustavo - 1; ALMEIDA Bernardo; GUIMARAES, Ricardo - 2; CRIVELLA, Matheus; GUIMARAES, Gustavo - 2; SANTOS, Yuri; LIMA, Caio - 1; GOMES, Bernardo - 5; CRUZ, Anderson; BRAGA, Lucas. *Team Captain
COACH: SABLIC, Goran.
 
PENALTY SHOT GOALS:
HUN: *BATORI, Bence - 1
BRA: GUIMARAES, Gustavo - 2
 
EXTRA PLAYER GOALS:
HUN: 3 of 8 (38%)
BRA: 7 of 13 (54%)
 
REFEREES: Mark LEVIN (ISR), Victor SALNICHENKO (KAZ)


GAME 47: 18:40, QUALIFICATION ROUND, FRANCE 3 - SERBIA 8

 
Quarters: (1-0, 1-0, 0-5, 1-3)
 
Alexandre MENNUCCI would put his French team out front scoring the only goal of the first quarter. In a defensive battle France would emerge with the only goal of the 2nd quarter by Enzo KHASZ. Serbia's coach must have been inspiring during the halftime break because they over came their two goal deficit by scoring the only five goals of the third period, three from Dujan MANDIC. MANDIC would notch his fourth goal of the game in the final quarter along with goals from Milos MILICIC and Aleska SAPONDIC for Serbia. Michael IZDINSKY would score the final goal of the game at 1:54, but France would find itself on the losing end of the contest. Serbia will advance to face Croatia in their next game tomorrow. France will me the loser of the match between Iran and Montenegro tomorrow.
 
FRANCE: 3 GOALS - STAJIC, Konstantin; VERON, Lucas; KHASZ, Enzo 1; MENNUCCI, Alexandre - 1; MONNERET, Sebastian; BRESSOLIER, Thomas; IZDINSKY, Michael - 1; ARDISSON, Emrick; LADOUCE, Remy-Pierre; MISSY, Nicolas; *JELEFF, Loris; ESTEBE, Nicolas; CHEVALIER, Alexandre. *Team Captain
COACH: NARDON, Samuel.
 
SERBIA: 8 GOALS - RISTICEVIC, Dimitride; RASOVIC, Strahihja; MANDIC, Dujan - 4; YUKSANOVIC, Srdan; MILICIC, Milos - 2; ESKERT, Nikola; MATOVIC, Marko - 1; DEDOVIC, Nikola; MATKOVIC, Nemanda; *UBOVIC, Nemanda; SAPONDIC, Aleska - 1; MILICEVIC Mihajlo; MITROVIC, Vodislan. *Team Captain
COACH: STAHOJEVIC, Dejan.
 
PENALTY SHOT GOALS:
FRA: MENNUCCI, Alexandre - 1
 
EXTRA PLAYER GOALS:
FRA: 0 of 4 (0%)
SRB: 2 of 5 (40%0
 
REFEREES: Denis DANELON (BRA), Dion WILLIS (RSA)
 

GAME 48: 20:00, QUALIFICATION ROUND, IRAN 2 - MONTENEGRO 16
 
Quarters: (1-4, 0-4, 0-4, 1-4)
 
The team for Iran was no match for their Montenegro rivals in the final game of the qualification round. Montenegro players scored four goals in each of the four quarters while Iran scored only a single goal in the first and the fourth quarters. Nine different athletes would score goals for Montenegro. Gavril SUBOTIC and Radovan LATINOVIC each scored three goals. Montenegro will play Spain tomorrow.
 
IRAN: 2 GOALS - CHAHABDARSHIRAZI, Saeed; HOSSEIN-BARAEI, Amir - 1; SOLTANI, Ali; BARKHORDY ROZB, Ataollah; MALEK KHANBANAN, Hamed; DEHDARI, Amir - 1; *DAEETAGHI, Mahdi; TIRAFKANKHOTBEH SAR, Amir; TIRAFKANKHOTBEH SAR, Amin; ZIAEI, Malek; JAMALIFARD, Aslan; HOSSIAN-MOHAMADI, Mohammad; OSATI, Ramtian. *Team Captain
 
MONTENEGRO: 16 GOALS - KANDIC, Slaven; SUBOTIC, Gavril - 3; MARKOVIC, Nikola 1; POROBIC, Igor - 2; NIKCEVIS, Miljan; BANICEVIC, Bojan; FANFANI, Bozo - 1; *SARIC, Jovan; LATINOVIC, Radovan - 3; MURISIC, Nikola - 2; POPOVIC, Mikjan - 1; VICO, Nemanjal - 2; LUCIC, Branko - 1. *Team Captain
COACH: VICO, Petar.

EXTRA PLAYER GOALS:  
IRAN: 2 of 4 (50%)
MNE: 7 of 8 (88%)
 
REFEREES: Michail KOURETAS (GRE), Alex STANKOVITCH (USA)