Unstoppable Aztecs claimwomen’s title

Josh BlairNorth West Telegraph

The water polo grand finals saw the stage set with a big crowd and great conditions.

White Pointers Dylan Edmonds shooting a goal against Dragons Ryan Jones.
Camera IconWhite Pointers Dylan Edmonds shooting a goal against Dragons Ryan Jones. Credit: North West Telegraph

The women’s grand final was up first and matched the Aztecs against the Piranhas.

The Aztecs started well, leading six goals to Piranhas’ three at half-time.

The Aztecs couldn’t be stopped in the second half, getting a lot of counter attacks, and proved too strong for the Piranhas, winning 14 goals to eight.

Dragons’ Scott Gerhardt going up against White Pointers’ Brad Horsman.
Camera IconDragons’ Scott Gerhardt going up against White Pointers’ Brad Horsman. Credit: North West Telegraph

Captain/coach Briohny Evans capped off a great year, scoring five goals and being awarded best in the pool.

Aztecs Nelly McGowan shooting a goal against Piranhas Sarah Blair.
Camera IconAztecs Nelly McGowan shooting a goal against Piranhas Sarah Blair. Credit: Taylar Amonini
Aztecs Nelly McGowan shooting a goal against Piranhas Sarah Blair.
Camera IconAztecs Nelly McGowan shooting a goal against Piranhas Sarah Blair. Credit: Taylar Amonini

For the junior awards, Kyarnah Lee claimed runner-up fairest and best and Tara Mellberg got the double with fairest and best plus most goals scored.

The men’s grand final saw the Dragons face the White Pointers.

The White Pointers charged out of the blocks in a high-scoring first quarter, leading six goals to three.

The game continued on the Pointers’ terms, with the final score 15 goals to Dragons’ six.

Piranhas Teah Heenan taking on Aztecs Briohny Evans.
Camera IconPiranhas Teah Heenan taking on Aztecs Briohny Evans. Credit: Taylar Amonini

Brad Horsman slotted six into the onion bag to easily be best in the pool.

In other awards for the men’s season, Horsman (White Pointers) claimed fairest and best and Noel Morrison (Dragons) received runner-up plus most goals scored.

Aztecs’ Nelly McGowan shooting a goal against Piranhas’ Sarah Blair.
Camera IconAztecs’ Nelly McGowan shooting a goal against Piranhas’ Sarah Blair. Credit: North West Telegraph, Taylar Amonini

A big thanks to everyone who played, supported and helped water polo grow this season.

We look forward to seeing you all next season for another huge year.

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