Duo lead Krackens to narrow victory
Round 14 got off to an exciting start with Krackens women getting over the top of Pirates 8-7.
Laura Hill had her best game of the season, with great support from Nat Hayes.
Both players scored three goals each and displayed some pivotal steals and defensive work to lead their team to a narrow win.
Anouska Angove had another strong game, scoring five goals for Pirates. However, she was unable to level the scores, with a shot on goal in the last 30 seconds just going wide and Krackens were able to hold on for a narrow win.
The second women’s game was a one-sided affair with ladder leaders Barracudas having a comfortable win over Sharks 12-3.
Sharks fielded an understrength side without Alex Gallagher and Erin Shaylor. However, Sharks’ new players worked tirelessly for the four quarters with Ashleigh Holmes and Talia Crowhurst getting their team on the scoreboard with some quality goals.
Barracudas shared the scoring with five individual goal scorers, led by Julie-Anne Elkins and Amy Kroonstuiver with four goals apiece.
In the men’s games, Barracudas had a tough night losing 9-2 and 8-2 to Pirates and Krackens respectively. Justin Angove led the scoring for Pirates with five goals. However, Barracudas goalkeeper and masters player Gary Vincent had a night out in goals, saving a number of one-on-one goals, and was named best player in both games. In the second game against Krackens, Byron Newbold and Dave Rigby continued their strong form for the season combining for five goals.
Players jostle for the ball near the goal line in local waterpolo action.