Titleholder Pro Recco and runner up opened the season as expected. Pro Recco played against Florentina in Florence beating the hosts 21-3 while Brescia defeated Salerno 13-4.
Sport Management, which won 3rd place last season, played against Telimar. Even though BPM Sport Management now has a rejuvenated team of players, they needed to fight hard to defeat the opponent. Throughout the game, Sport Management had a lead, but in the second half of the game, Telimar caught up, finishing the game close of 9-10 (0:3, 3:3, 3:2, 3:2) for BPM.
Even though Savona had a two-goal lead of 8-6, host Canottieri equalized the game to finished it with a tied score of 8-8. Canottieri – Savona 8:8 (2:1, 2:4, 1:2, 3:1)
After Ortigia bet Quinto 7-6 (1-3, 2-2, 1-0, 3-1), it took the lead in the Italian League with its three consecutive wins. The first quarter was in Quinto’s favor of 3-1, then the second quarter was equalized. By the end of the third quarter, Ortigia caught up by a goal, and took the lead in the last period. Ortigia won the game with a penalty shot just seconds before the end of the match.
Roma defeated Posillipo 13-12 (3-1, 2-5, 3-4, 5-2). Roma led the first quarter, then Posillipo caught up and was leading the next two quarters. In the final period, Roma dominated and secured the one-goal win.
Salerno – Brescia 4:13 (2:4, 1:5, 0:2, 1:2)
Trieste – Lazio 13:11 (2:2, 4:2, 2:6, 5:1)
Florentia – Pro Recco 3:21 (1:6, 0:8, 1:4,1:3)