Below is a match report from the womens coach Patrik Bark.
The Bronze Match in Ladies Elite Series was between the Lugi Ladies Eurofinans and the Stockholm Police. Lugi had great hopes that he could now win a victory and went up to Stockholm with a positive feeling and good self-esteem after only a 2 goal loss last. In the first period, however, Lugi Ladies suffered from 3 expulsions, but thanks to Madeleine Swärdbys goalkeeper and the fantastic defense of the defense, the police only took the lead by 1-0. In others, the expulsions continued to hail over Lugis girls despite the fact that polices routine national team players should have had no clear expulsions against them.
The game became tougher and harder, which resulted in the blood of a Lugis player. The upheaval increased on the judges because it was the injured player in Lugi who was expelled. With the expulsion, the police could go to half-time with 2-0. In the third period, Lugi started the best and with a nice center goal, Lugis Laura Griffin could reduce to 1-2. And by just the speed, Michelle Hawkins scored 2-2.
Now the match stood and weighed and Lugis girls played better and better. Now also expulsions began to hit the police. But with some wrong decisions in a man more and in free-kick contravenes, Lugis ladies dropped the initiative and instead of taking the lead, the police could contend in 4 fast goals. Before the final period, Lugi was under 6-2. In the last period, the law again played very evenly and they were followed in the goal record. The clock ticked off very quickly and Malva Bark succeeded with a long shot at the intersection reducing Polices leadership. All players got playing time and at the end Rike Weber was able to fight the final score 4-8.
Despite the loss, Lugis water police team has taken a big step forward during the season and came closer to the other teams.
We look forward to the next season and summers BeachSm in the water polo on 6-8 July at the Citadel in Landskrona.
Goalscorers Lugi Ladies Eurofinans
MVP Madeleine Swärdby
Below is a match report from the match between the LUGI men about the bronze against LSF.
This match was no further for the wine-loving gentlemen, untouched on a bronze match and the lack of some players made LUGI only 11 players in the seasons bronze match. LSF was tagged a thousand and took the command directly with several simple contradictions where LUGIs Francesco Sacco stood completely alone for the defense. 5-1 had LSF received in a short time. In the third period, LUGI started to enter the match so little, but in the end, LSF wanted more, showed better both physical form and mental attitude and won with simple 15-6 against the men and thus could be titled as bronze medalists in the elite season 2017/2018. The home-made international players Christopher Vang (Canada) and Hans Zdolsek (USA) made LSF have a different pressure in the attack and the match generally than the team had last when LUGI won at home in Lund.
Thats why the season is over for our winered gentlemen, and now a little easier summer training is waiting for the next season, 2018/2019, which will start officially in September.
The men from Skåne failed to get a third semifinal match against the Stockholm men. It became a very hard match with pressure from all directions and only a total of thirteen exposures total. Below is a report from the match.
LUGI Euro Finance - SPIF: 6-8 (0-2,2-2,1-2,3-2)
LUGI Euro Finance:
Frederik Korbel 3, Kim Hansson, Moulham Abboud, Sebastiano Imme 1-1-1.
Oskar Thiel 4, Emre Cubukcu 2, Mark Conrad, Marko Petrovic 1-1.
SPIF wins vigorously, Vicente Tirado plays in to Emre Cubudkcu at the center who succeed in surprise the LUGI centerback Justus Gremsperger as well as goalkeeper Francesco Sacco, 1-0 to SPIF after 19 seconds into the match. LUGI takes up the attack, Kim Hansson gets a nice passport delivered from Justus Gremsperger to the center position but there Mehdi Malek in the SPIF goal is ready. Oskar Thiel answers again for SPIF, from center position, 2-0 to SPIF.
LUGIs Frederick Korbel puts 1-2 to LUGI after only 45 seconds into the second period. Mark Conrad steals the ball from Leonidas Athanasoulias, contrasted and puts it 3-1 to SPIF. Oskar Thiel again from center position 4-1 before LUGI Sebastiano Imme immediately answers with reduction goals. 4-2 to SPIF after two periods.
LUGIs Kim Hansson opens up for LUGI with a shot from outside, SPIF now only leads with one goal. 4-3. However, the joy will be short before Oskar Thiel and Emre Cubukcu step forward and find the net 6-3 to SPIF.
Kantas of equal tough pressure just like the other periods. LUGI gets more, plays around, Kim Hansson assists Moulham Abboud inside the post that thunders your 4-6, the jump is still alive. Again, the defense falls and SPIF comes to the end resulting in goals from both Marko Petrovic as well as Oskar Thiel with his fourth goal in the match for the day. 8-4. Frederick Korbel of LUGI, when you take the command directly and enter 5-8 with 1.28 left of the match. SPIF gets one more, LUGI steals the ball through good defense, counter and re-enters the ball, again through Frederick Korbel, 6-8 with 27 seconds left. LUGI has no opportunity but gets two expulsions against him and SPIF can thus titulate as SM finalists even for this season.
The LUGI men will on the 9th of June at 13.00 to meet either LSF or Järfälla depending on how their semifinals go. The Bronze Match will be in Stockholm.