Cup time for SV Friedrichsthal | Picture: Stefan Schmidt
Cup time for SV Friedrichsthal | Picture: Stefan Schmidt

Water polo: victory for SV Friedrichsthal

SV Friedrichsthal had a 10: 5 win against WSV Ludwigshafen 2 in the South German Cup and is now hoping for a second division team.

SV Friedrichsthal had a 10: 5 win against WSV Ludwigshafen 2 in the South German Cup and is now hoping for a second division team.

The game was not among the best stars for the SVF, as the regular players Maximilian Simonett, Pascal Hinz and Tobias Bauer were not eligible to play due to other regulations in contrast to the Oberliga.

Further cancellations by individual players ensured that the switch options were not available as usual. This looked no different with the hosts from Ludwigshafen.

For the Friedrichsthaler, it was a matter of budgeting and avoiding unnecessary effort. Position and surplus play should lead to success in front of the opponent's goal.

This was so successful that the Saarland guests started the last quarter with an 8: 4 lead and ultimately won 10: 5 against the strong swimming team from Ludwigshafen.

With a tactically excellent performance, SV Friedrichsthal was able to convince throughout the game and ultimately win safely.

Now the SVF is hoping for a second division team in the second round, as Wiesbaden and Heilbronn are the only two top division teams left to compete against each other in the current round.

In the game against a higher-class club, Friedrichsthal would then have home rights.

The following played: Manuel Christmann (T), Yannis Künstle (5 goals / 0 exclusion errors), Rüdiger Schmadel (0/3), Stefan Schmidt, Niko Basters, Andrzej Szczurkiewicz (3/0), Frank Spinner (0/1), Holger Huber (0 / 1), Lukas Mathieu and Thomas Pink (2/0).

Picture sources:

  • SWF - Ludwigshafen II: Stefan Schmidt