Krak­ens and Pi­rates win­ners

Pilbara News - - Sport - Kar­ratha Wa­ter Polo As­so­ci­a­tion

The 2016/17 Kar­ratha Wa­ter Polo sea­son drew to a close last week with de­ci­sive vic­to­ries to the Kraken Women and Pi­rate Men in the grand fi­nals.

Kraken Women dom­i­nated the score­line through­out their game, beat­ing the Bar­racu­das 15-4.

Laura Hill slot­ted a mas­sive eight goals and Caitlin Read made six for the Kraken, with Nikki Hemett im­pen­e­tra­ble in goals for the Kraken side.

Kate Kala­jzich (2), Ash­leen McGovern (1) and Julie-Ann Elkins (1) tried hard for the Bar­racu­das but couldn’t match the scor­ing power of Read and Hill.

The men’s grand fi­nal was also a very one-sided af­fair, with Pi­rates beat­ing Bar­racu­das 13-3.

Justin An­gove was a stand-out player for the Pi­rates, slot­ting in seven goals, and was well-sup­ported by Hay­don Linn (2), Aaron Day (1), Stu­art Bond (1) and Richard Clarke (1).

Ju­nior Josh Holmes also man­aged to slot a handy goal for the Pi­rates side and Pi­rates goalie Steven Browne was a force to be reck­oned with.

Rhys Knight (1), Nigel Kroon­s­tu­iver (1) and Dean Mur­ray (1) did their best but Bar­racu­das were hin­dered by nu­mer­ous ejec­tions against their star play­ers.

At the week­end, play­ers from all teams cel­e­brated an­other hugely suc­cess­ful sea­son at the end-of-sea­son func­tion and awards night.

Win­ners on the night in­cluded Laura Hill and Tris­tan Lynn for joint club per­sons of the year, Por­tia An­gove for the women’s most im­proved and Josh Holmes and Phil Arnott for men’s most im­proved.

Laura Hill was awarded the women’s high­est goalscorer prize and Caitlin Read the women’s fairest and best, while Justin An­gove was top goalscorer in the men’s com­pe­ti­tion.

The 2017/18 wa­ter polo sea­son be­gins in Septem­ber for any new play­ers keen to get in­volved in the fast-grow­ing and so­cial sport.

For more in­for­ma­tion or to join, go to the Kar­ratha Wa­ter Polo As­so­ci­a­tion Face­book page.

Bar­racu­das' Kylie Vial takes a shot for goal.

Bar­racu­das' goal­keeper Su­san Giles looks for a team­mate.

Bar­racu­das' Dean Mur­ray looks to pass un­der pres­sure from Pi­rates' Justin An­gove and Rhys Be­van.

Pi­rates' Dean Of­fen­burg lines up a shot.

Pic­tures: Ali­cia Per­era

Bar­racu­das' Rhys Knight looks for a pass.

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