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A big achievement for the Israeli women's water polo team today was reaching the quarter-finals of the European Championship in Croatia after defeating Serbia 4:15 in the last match of the group stage.
For the White-and-Blues, who are playing in the most important continental competition for the third time in a row, this is the best achievement.
The Israeli team, led by coach Dimitris Mabrotas, immediately took the lead at the beginning of the first quarter, which they closed with a score 0-5, including a goal by Alma Jacobi. The second quarter was a little less successful, and in the half ended with a score of 2:8.
In the second half of the match, the Israelis continued to score goals, preventing the Serbs from closing the gap too much, even when they were in the lead after the suspension. In the end, the match ended with a big victory and a ticket to the next stage.
The victory of the Israeli team was brought by goals from Veronika Korodonskaya (4), Maria Bogachenko (3), Alma Jacobi (2), Shonit Strogo (2), Noah Sasovera, Nofer Hochberg, Der Mankerman and Lior Ben David.
The semi-finals will take place on Monday.
top 8 in Europe. This coming Monday, the Israelis will face the team that will take second place in the first group after the meeting between Croatia and Greece.
The next goal of the team, in addition to reaching the semi-finals, will be to get into the top seven in the final ranking, which will give a historic ticket to the World Cup.
Tomorrow evening, the Israeli men's team will meet with Greece in the 1/8 finals and will try to repeat the women's achievement and reach the final eight of the European Championship.
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