Teams battle hard in pool
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.
Anouska Angove looks to pass while under pressure from Alex Gallagher.