Pirates show savvy in Karratha water polo round 13

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Krakens’ Simone Fountain.
Camera IconKrakens’ Simone Fountain. Credit: Pictures: Alicia Perera, Alicia Perera

Round 13 of the Karratha Water Polo Association 2019 season had the Pirates with the men’s and women’s A-grade double-header.

The first men’s A-grade game featured the Pirates and Barracudas in a competitive arm wrestle, which the Pirates won 8-5.

Cuda Lee Styles (three goals) was best in the pool, supported by Paul Richardson in goals and Pirates caption Justin Angove who also scored three.

The second men’s A-grade game saw the Pirates easily account for the Krakens, 14-4.

Pirate Justin Angove dominated with six goals and was supported by centre forward Richard Clarke who scored three goals.

In the men’s B-grade division, the Pirates defeated the Barracudas with a 10-6 final result.

Travis Graham, Rob Van der Linde and Josh Homes combined to produce eight goals between them and Cuda Rhys Wilkinson scored three..

In the first game of the women’s A-grade competition, the Krakens beat the Pirates 10-7 with Simone Fountain scoring four goals, Ebony Hennessy three goals and Aleesha Meuleners two goals.

Anouska and Portia Angove contributed six goals for the Pirates.

The women’s A-grade second game saw the Pirates beat the Barracudas 7-3, with Belinda Brooks scoring four goals for Pirates.

Barracudas’ Kylie Vial (three goals) and Kate Kalajzich were also recognised by the umpires for having exceptional games.

The women’s B-grade game was again a success, with the white team narrowly beating the blue 5-2.

Aleesha Meuleners (two goals) played well for white and Amanda Ewin (one goal) and Teigan Lawrence (one goal) were stand-outs for blue.

The ladies’ and men’s B-grade competition is open to anyone who would like to come and try water polo.

Three-game casual memberships are available for $10 a game, so come down to training from 6pm on Tuesday evenings or have a look on the KWPA Facebook page for more information.

Have you ever thought about swimming 20km from Perth to Rottnest?

The Virtual Rottnest Channel Swim takes place at the Karratha Leisureplex on Saturday, February 23.

This is an endorsed event by the Rottnest Channel Swim Association.

Teams of 2, 4 or novelty teams up to 10 swimmers are invited to tackle the 20km swim.

Swimmers of 10 years of age and over are welcome to register a team and compete.

Last year, more than 70 people competed in the swim with some great times recorded and everyone enjoying the challenge.

Registrations close on Thursday, January 31, so have a look at the KWPA or Karratha Virtual Rottnest Swim Facebook pages for more information.

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