Playoffs are coming 


On Monday's gameday, the group stage matches came to an end. The first match of the day brought a Hungarian clash, where the University of Pécs, with only one loss so far, confidently defeated the team of University of Debrecen. In the encounter between the two British teams, University of Bristol emerged as the winner, bringing them level with University of Debrecen in terms of points. The Hungarian showdown between Budapest Business School (BGE) and Corvinus Universiy was a great showcase for the sport, and BGE, a contender for the ultimate victory, came out on top. The Universiy of Bristol vs University of Pécs match was interrupted due to a storm when Pécs was leading 6-0, and this result was eventually recorded in the official records.




The game between University of Oxford and University of Debreceni, which marked the end of the day, started with a slight delay at 6:30 pm due to the storm. Debrecen confidently won the match.


The Dutch team Delft University of Technology, with a total of one victory, had a "day off" on Monday, as they had already played all six group matches.


After the group matches, Mr. Gábor Vogel,  EUSA Technical Delegate for Water Polo, assessed what has seen so far: "We are through the fourth competition day, and every team has played against each other. There have been better and less good matches, and the overall level is comparable to that of university championships. The Hungarian university teams have many players who have competed in the national league  level (OBI), and when they play against each other, the level is higher. The players from foreign universities are enthusiastic and celebrate their scored goals with great joy. This is a great tournament, and now the essence begins with the matches in the upper and lower brackets, which suggests further improvement in the overall level. Hungary has a tradition of university water polo, and the whole sport benefits from having this game played in as many places as possible, as of now at the university level. The goal is to have more European countries send university teams to the European University Games in Miskolc next year, those who are now competing in the adult World Championship in Fukuoka. In the water polo segment, we aim to reach the level of the Universiade with the Games next year, and I believe that Miskolc and university water polo are ready for it."





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