Sides set their sights on success in finals

Josh BlairNorth West Telegraph

The second-last round of the local Hedland water polo competition was a cracker.

In game one, the Aztecs took on the Vipers.

With scores locked at 5-5 at halftime, the Aztecs lifted to win, 8-6.

Tara Mellberg stood out, slotting five into the onion bag.

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Kyarna Lee played well for the Vipers.

In the second women’s game, the Piranhas took on the Orcas.

It was another thriller, with scores 6-6 apiece heading into the final quarter. The Piranhas outworked the Orcas, 9-6.

Ali Motus bagged a hat-trick to be best in the pool, and Kath-ryn Fisher played well for the Orcas.

In the men’s competition, the Blackstars had the double header.

In game one, the Dragons were up against the Blackstars.

Regan Kubala and Daniel Lacey played out of their skin, with Blackstars winning 10-8.

The Blackstars then faced the White Pointers in game two. In another ripper game following the theme of the night, the Pointers hung on to win 6-5.

Steve Smirke nearly won it for Blackstars to be best in the pool.

Brad Pawlenko’s great run of form continued for the Pointers to be their best along with Jared Ahlers, who slotted two into the onion bag. The final round of fixtures will be played this Friday, with finals to follow.

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