Greece’s National Youth Water Polo Team won the bronze medal, placing 3rd, after its 11-7 victory over Croatia in the “small” final on of the European K15 Championship on Sunday, hosted in the city of Lule, Portugal.
Key to the Greek h was the defense of Ethniki in the third period, when it kept its home intact and secured a difference of three goals (8-5). In the crucial last minutes of the match and despite the pressure of the Croats, the Greeks maintained composure and lead and reached the victory with 11-7.The offer of Spyros Lykoudis in the attack is huge, scoring 5 of the 11 goals of Ethniki.
The eight-minute sets: 3-3, 6-5, 8-0, 11-7
GREECE (coach Fontas Lembesis): Kratimenos, Lykoudis 5, Kokkinos, Karatzas 1, Kapragkos, Laskaridis 2, Zervoudakis 2, Mitrakis, Zahopoulos, Siamas 1, Apostolakos, Giannatos, Mavriopoulos.
CROATIA: Prize 2, Glavinic 2, Drasojevic 1, Galic 1, Toncinic 1.
The following results were noted in the previous qualifying matches:
Hungary-Spain 21:00 (FINAL)
Serbia-Turkey 11-5 (for 7th place)
Russia-Italy 10-8 (for 5th place