Greek girls take bronze in Russia
Greece finished in third place at the inaugural Women’s European U15 Water Polo Championships in Kirishi, Russia.
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The Greek team won Group D to book their place in the quarterfinals, after beating Slovakia 41-3 and drawing 7-7 with Italy. Greece then destroyed Croatia 18-7 to make the semifinals, where they would face the host nation, Russia.
With the Russians leading 5-1, the Greeks fought back to level the score at 5-5. However, the hosts would ultimately prevail 12-10 to make the final. Greece ended up playing against the Netherlands in the bronze medal match, in which the Greeks claimed a 12-7 victory.
Team captain Foteini Tricha led Greece with 21 goals throughout the tournament, while Nefeli-Chrysoula Chaldaiou and Sofia Tornarou each scored 19 goals.