Round three of the Karratha Water Polo senior competition was all about the goalies and the trick shots last week. B-grade women started the night with gusto and the return of the Trouts’ Deb English kept the Wahoos on their toes with her strong defence and fast shooting. Jodi Bampton made her debut in goals, proving her natural ability in the water. The Wahoos’ Deb Watts was consistent in centre-forward position scoring a goal in the second quarter, but the Trouts were too strong overall locking in their third consecutive win of 6-2. It was double trouble in the B-grade men’s match with twins Jeremiah Edward (Wahoos) and Sebastian Edward (Trouts) both showing off their impressive shooting skills. Jeremiah was the stronger of the two this round and scored three goals for his team, helping secure the 11-5 win for the Wahoos. Next up was the men’s A-grade Sharks versus Barracudas match and yet again the goalies were in fine form. Paul Hazelwood of the Sharks was crucial in keeping the ‘Cudas off the scoreboard in the second quarter and saved countless shots throughout the match. Tim Bailey converted a cheeky lob shot on the first quarter buzzer and Charlie Regan worked the wings effortlessly, scoring another two goals for the Sharks. The Barracudas worked hard to keep up and had a strong fourth quarter, bringing the final score up to 7-6, but time was not on their side and Sharks were victorious for the third consecutive week. The women’s A-grade Pirates welcomed back Bronte Weekes who, despite three exclusions, helped guide the new players in her first match of the season against the Krakens. Anouska Angove was strong in defence, blocking a ripper shot from the Krakens and junior player Bree Babao continued from strength-to-strength, recovering the ball and converting a lovely tap shot in the fourth quarter. The Krakens’ Laura Povey, Simone Fountain and Ebony Hennessy worked together to secure yet another win for their team, bringing the final tally 13-6. Final scores for the remaining matches saw the men’s A-grade Pirates take down the Krakens 9-7 and the women’s Krakens dominate the Barracudas 10-1 in their second match of the night. Special mentions go to the Krakens men’s Thomas Mckinnon for his impressive shot from 8m into the top corner, reminding us why he was the highest goalscorer last season.