Youth Water Polo (W), Day 4: Host Spain to clash with Hungary in quarterfinals

World Youth Water Polo Championships

Hungary-Spain, Italy-Canada, Netherlands-USA and China-Greece are the quarterfinals matches of the FINA World Women’s Youth Water Polo Championships 2014 in Madrid, Spain which will be played on Friday after the fourth competition day, in which Spain, Canada, USA and Greece had rest in this round before the quarterfinals after finishing at the top of their respective groups.

Hungary defeated Japan with a 20-14 score after an overwhelming third quarter (7-2), and will be Spain’s rival in the quarterfinals next Friday at 8 pm. It will be a match in which the best attack (Hungary) will confront the best defense (Spain).

Italy, on the other hand, gave South Africa no option at all, winning 8-15. The Italian team will face a tricky match against Canada, which has won their previous three matches, with a playing system strongly based on their defense. The Netherlands didn’t have it that easy in their match against Australia (13-8), but their physical strength shone once again in order to beat their rivals.

China and Russia played a very physical match, and the scoreboard was quite level during the first three quarters. The last quarter proved to be decisive, and the greater scoring effectiveness of the Chinese team gave them the victory, not without difficulty, in a tight 10-8 score.

On the lower part of the placings, Brazil beat Germany with a 5-7 score, and New Zealand defeated Puerto Rico with a 6-13 score. Japan-Australia and South Africa-Russia will be the matches deciding the positions 9th to 12th, where as Germany-Puerto Rico and Brazil-New Zealand will decide the positions 13th to 16th.


FLASH QUOTES

Eszter Gyori (Hungary assistant coach):
“This was a very important match in order to prepare tomorrow’s. We know that Spain has the advantage of playing at home, but we are working hard to give our best.”

Paulo Rogerio (Brasil coach):
“The match has been very tough because the Germans are physically very powerful, but we were able to get the victory in the final quarter.”

Davor Carevic (New Zealand coach):
“The match was easy if you compare it with the last ones, taking into account the rivals we had. Puerto Rico has dominated the first time but the second one was very good for us.”


Statistics from Day 4 games:


Game 25: GERMANY 5-7 BRAZIL
Quarters: 2-3, 1-2, 1-1, 1-1

Referees: Peter la Marque (RSA) and Cesar Rivera (PUR)

Teams:
Germany: Jule Lissner,Belen Muriel Vosseberg (1), Charlotte Huber, Franzisca Dregger (1), Ira Deike (2), Sophia Eggert, Jamie Verebelyi, Aylin Fry (1), Lilian francesca Adamski, Victoria Fischer and Ronja Kersenboom. Head coach: Heike Kohnen-Whalil.
Brasil: Victoria Chamorro, Ana Amaral, Mariana Ribeiro, Camila Barros, Yasmin Oliveira, Mariane Cardoso, Marina Araujo (2), Daniela Vidal, Sofia Rivas, Mariana Duarte (3), Lorena Borges (2) and Raquel Sa. Head coach: Paulo Rogerio.

Action goals: GER (4) / BRA (7)
Man up goals: GER (1/5) / BRA (0/5)
Penalty goals: GER (0/0) / BRA (0/1)


Game 26: PUERTO RICO 6-13 NEW ZEALAND
Quarters: 1-1, 2-1, 2-5, 1-6

Referees: Charissa Hackshaw (TRI) and Martin Murray (CAN)

Teams:
Puerto Rico: Nichole Colon, Allison Fernandez (2), Maria Quiles, Cara Mullery, Anagabriella Guerra, Alexandra Guerra, Cristina Lugo (2), Nathalia Melendez (2), Claudia Ramos, Daniela Fuertes and Andrea Guerra. Head coach: Ricardo Cuevas.
New Zealand: Selina Duggan, Liana Dance (2), Emma Ballard (2), Paige Walls, Abigail Cartmell (3), Annabel Harman (3), Breanna Ward (1), Katie McKenty (1), Grace Tobin (1), Holly Brown, Charlotte Valentine, Brogan Houghton and Antonia Young. Head coach: Davor Carevic.

Action goals: PUR (3) / NZL (11)
Man up goals: PUR (2/9) / NZL (0/11)
Penalty goals: PUR (1/1) / NZL (2/2)


Game 27: HUNGARY 20-14 JAPAN
Quarters: 5-3, 5-3, 7-2, 3-6

Referees: Svetlana Dreval (RUS) and Nicholas Hodgers (AUS)

Teams:
Hungary: Gabor Kincso, Dorottya Szilagyi, Csenge Toth, Greta Gurisatti, Brigitta Horvath, Tamara Farkas, Viktoria Tamas, Dora Leimeter, Szonja Kuna, Orsolya Hertzka, Viktoria Varga, Zsusanna Mate and Alexandra Kiss. Head coach: Mattyas Petrovics.
Japan: Minami Shioya, Marina Tokumoto, Yuri Kazama, Kana Sasaki, Chiaki Sakanoue, Misaki Noro, Kotori Suzuki, Shiori Ogawa, Aki Izumi, Minori Yamamoto, Yumi Arima and Ayumi Watanabe. Head coach: Hideo Katoh.

Action goals: HUN (14) / JPN (14)
Man up goals: HUN (5/7) / JPN (0/6)
Penalty goals: HUN (1/2) / JPN (0/0)


Game 28: SOUTH AFRICA 8-15 ITALY
Quarters: 3-4, 1-4, 2-4, 2-3

Referees: Konstantinos Kyranis (GRE) and John Waldow (NZL)

Teams:
South Africa: Nicole Schumann, Amber Penney, Yamkela Latila, Emma Hardham (2), Susan Louw, Nina Cressey (2), Cara Ann Stubbs (1), Alex van der Walt (2), Ruby Versfeld (1), Caitlin Schreuder, Erin Sims, Megan-Jame Thompson and Nicole James. Head coach: Bevan Manson.
Italy: Divina Nigro, Giusy Citino (2), Martina Gottardo, Silvia Avegno, Chiara Ranalli (3), Maddalena Fisco, Domittila Picozzi (1), Luna di Claudio (1), Arianna Gragnolati (5), Carlotta Nencha, Elena Altamura (1), Carolina Ioannou (2) and Maria Maiorino. Head coach: Paolo Zizza.

Action goals: RSA (7) / ITA (12)
Man up goals: RSA (1/4) / ITA (0/11)
Penalty goals: RSA (0/0) / ITA (3/3)


Game 29: NETHERLANDS (NED) 13-8 AUSTRALIA
Quarters: 2-3, 3-1, 3-1, 5-3

Referees: Juan C. Colominas (ESP) and Mario Dalli (MLT)

Teams:
Netherlands: Laura Aarts, Maud Megens (2), Bieigitte Sleeking, Femke Aan, Maartje Keuning (2), Lizette Rozeboom (4), Brigit Mulder, Maud Koopman (1), Kitty Joustra (1), Ilse Koolhaas (1), Anouk Bergsma (1), Bente Rogge (1) and Jalou Vanhelsuwe. Head coach: Jan Vos.
Australia: Tess Hosking, Amy Ridge, Bronte Halligan, Georgia Millonville, Monique Rebelo (1), Pla Rodgers, Chelsea Allen (3), Emily Mlgowan, Georgia Hole, Ellodie Ruffin (1), Lena Mihailovic (1), Maddy Steere (2) and Octavia Bellekens. Head coach: Jack Lusic.

Action goals: NED (10) / AUS (8)
Man up goals: NED (3/9) / AUS (0/10)
Penalty goals: NED (0/0) / AUS (0/0)


Game 30: CHINA 10-8 RUSSIA
Quarters: 2-1, 4-4, 2-2, 2-1

Referees: Gideon Reemnet (NED) and Kordonskiy Maxim

Teams:
China: Xueying Wang, Ying Zhai (1), Yanan Bi, Zewen Deng (1), Chenying Li, Xiaohan Mei (2), Yiwen Lu (1), Jing Zhang (2), Jing Yan (2), Dunhan Xiong, Yini Cai, Huan Wang and Jingying Wu. Head coach: Wenhua Li.
Russia: Alina Litovchenko, Daria Gerzanich, Maria Borisova, Elena Kotanchyan, Aleksandra Zelenkovskaia, Anastasiia Khargina, Olga Koryakina, Ekaterina Iakusheva, Anna Karvchenko, Taisiia Sorokina, Bella Khamzaeva, Alena Serzhantova and Polina Iushkova. Head coach: Aleksandr Naritka.

Action goals: CHN (7) / RUS (8)
Man up goals: CHN (3/13) / RUS (0/11)
Penalty goals: CHN (0/0) / RUS (0/1)


Courtesy of Rodrigo Gil-Sabio, RFEN