Teams bat­tle hard in pool

Pilbara News - - Front Page - Kate Kala­jzich

Round 10 of the Kar­ratha Wa­ter Polo com­pe­ti­tion saw four games of hard­fought ac­tion.

Krak­ens women picked up their sec­ond win of the sea­son with an im­pres­sive team game, de­feat­ing Pi­rates, 9-8.

Krak­ens dom­i­nated the first half of the game and went into three-quar­ter time with a 7-2 lead, be­fore Pi­rates Anouska An­gove brought her team back into the game, scor­ing four goals in the third quar­ter.

Krak­ens went into the last break with a one-goal lead, and were able to hold on for the win. Laura Hill and Natalie Glover both scored three goals for Krak­ens, with Natalie Hayes chip­ping in with two.

An­gove kept Pi­rates in the game, scor­ing seven of her team’s eight goals.

In the sec­ond women’s game, Bar­racu­das just got over the line with a 12-10 win over Sharks.

Julie-Anne Elkins con­tin­ued her form in front of the goals scor­ing four for Bar­racu­das while Alex Gal­lagher and Kirsty Jen­nings both scored four goals each for Sharks.

In the men’s game, Bar­racu­das played Krak­ens in a six-all draw.

Krak­ens got off to a solid start, outscor­ing Bar­racu­das three goals to nil in the first quar­ter, be­fore Rhys Knight found the back of the net with two goals in the sec­ond quar­ter for Bar­racu­das.

Bar­racu­das drew level go­ing into the last quar­ter, as both teams strug­gled to find the back of the net in the last quar­ter.

Byron New­bold had an­other solid game, scor­ing three goals for Krak­ens and also be­ing voted best-in-pool, with Knight and Krak­ens goal­keeper Rhys Wilk­son also pick­ing up votes.

In the last game for the round, Pi­rates de­feated Bar­racu­das, 6-5.

Only three goals were scored in the first half, be­fore both teams were able to break through the de­fence in the third quar­ter, with Knight for Bar­racu­das and Justin An­gove for Pi­rates both scor­ing three goals.

With the game locked at five apiece go­ing into the last quar­ter, Ben Bids scored his sec­ond goal for the game and the only goal for the quar­ter to get his team a nar­row win.

Pic­ture: Ge­orgie Miner Pho­tog­ra­phy

Anouska An­gove looks to pass while un­der pres­sure from Alex Gal­lagher.

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