Sea­son re­sumes with fierce com­pe­ti­tion

Pilbara News - - Sports -

The Kar­ratha Wa­ter Polo sea­son is back in full swing af­ter the Christ­mas break, and while some play­ers chose to in­dulge in the hol­i­days, oth­ers must have been train­ing hard to start 2017 with some great polo.

In round 11 on Jan­uary 12, the Bar­racu­das women de­feated the Pi­rates 8-3 in a tus­sle tighter than the score­card im­plied, the Krak­ens and Sharks women bat­tled it out in an ab­so­lute thriller that ended tied at 8-8, and the Bar­racu­das men lost to the Pi­rates be­fore re­cov­er­ing to beat the Krak­ens over a dou­ble fix­ture.

Round 12 last Thurs­day also saw some great polo.

The Krak­ens women made short work of the Pi­rates 10-5, with Caitlin Read, Tay­lor Sparks and Laura Hill all hav­ing ex­cel­lent games.

Bar­racu­das women were quick out of the gates and their op­po­nents, the Sharks, could never re­cover, go­ing down 10-4.

Su­san Giles, Nikki Roach and Pa­tri­cia Brown all had solid per­for­mances.

It was a tough night at the of­fice for the Krak­ens men, who went down in both their games, 13-7 against the Bar­racu­das and 9-5 against the Pi­rates.

Rhys Wilkin­son dis­played some ex­cep­tional skill in the goals but it was not enough to de­fend the bar­rage from Rhys Knight from the Bar­racu­das and Ben Bid­de­scome from the Pi­rates, who both dom­i­nated the score­board.

This week will see some­thing new at the Kar­ratha Wa­ter Polo As­so­ci­a­tion, with the in­au­gu­ral Polo in the Bay held out on the is­lands on Aus­tralia Day.

Both men’s and women’s teams will be on dis­play at Whalers Bay on Malus Is­land and spec­ta­tors are en­cour­aged to join the fun.

Pic­ture: Louise Alling­ham

Kar­ratha wa­ter polo play­ers have been play­ing strongly in the first two rounds back from the hol­i­day break.

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