Vipers sink reigning champions
Tension was high last week as Hedland’s water polo teams battled it out to make it to the grand finals, with the knockout games showing some surprising results.
Reigning champions Aztecs took on the fourth-placed Vipers in the first women’s game of the night in one of the most surprising competitions of the season.
Vipers will be strutting their way to the grand finals next week after a massive turnaround season, winning 8-6 against the Aztecs.
With three goals each at half-time, Aztecs could not make a comeback as the young Vipers outscored them time after time in the second half of the game.
Taking on Vipers in the grand finals will be Orcas as they beat Piranhas 3-2.
The low-scoring game went more to script as the second on the ladder took the win from third.
Kathryn Fisher was the highest-scoring player with three goals for the game.
In the men’s league, Dragons and Black Stars clashed to see who would join White Pointers in the grand final next week.
Dragons beat Black Stars 9-5. Tension rose as major fouls were awarded throughout the game, with Noel Mo-rrison receiving two and Daniel Lacey bagging a couple.
Friday’s grand final will be held at South Hedland Aquatic Centre and will be followed by a presentation night on Saturday. For tickets to the presentations, visit Hedland Water Polo Association on Facebook.
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