Sharks have lots of bite
It was a case of the quick and the dead in round 2 of the Karratha water polo competition, with fastpaced and thrilling contests in the water.
The Sharks faced the Pirates in the first of the women’s fixtures. It was a tough and even contest in the first half. Some excellent goalkeeping from Taylor Sparks helped the Pirates get a jump in the third but the cool and experienced hand of veteran Belinda Brooks brought the Sharkies home 8-7.
While the second women’s game between the Barracudas and Krakens was more decisive in its result, it still delivered some fast play.
Barracuda jet Kate Kalajzich set the tone of the game with some speedy breakaways but unfortunately Cudas were unable to convert scoring shots and Krakens were up 5-1 at half-time.
Some brilliant goalkeeping resulted in plenty of counterattacks from both sides but in the end the Krakens were too strong and won 8-2.
It was a similar story for the Krakens’ men, who also faced off against the Barracudas.
The Cudas produced some good teamwork but a couple of sneaky flicks and a lob from David Rigby had the Krakens home, 9-6.
The Cudas men were back in the water for a second fixture against a fresh and eager Pirates side.
In the end the Pirates were too fresh and too strong for the Cudas, bringing it home 9-3.