Round 1 OVO AWL WA Teams Recap

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THE 2019 OVO Australian Water Polo League season is underway with both Fremantle teams undefeated after a road trip to Adelaide while the UWA Torpedoes begin this week with a six-game, six-day road trip to New South Wales.

Round 1 of the 2019 OVO AWL season is in the books and it was a winning one for Fremantle with both the Marlins and Mariners winning both their games against the Adelaide Jets.

It got underway at South Australian Aquatic and Leisure Centre on Saturday with the Fremantle Marlins beating the Jets 12-8.

Fanny Valyi and Zoe Arancini scored four goals apiece for the Marlins while Pia Rodgers, Erin Redbond, Kate Abbey-Wardale and Sofia Chaves scored once each.

The Mariners then backed it up beating the Jets in the men’s contest 10-6.

Fremantle captain and Rio Olympian Joel Swift delivered three goals for the Mariners with Tim Neesham adding two. Davis Verboon, Clancy Neesham and James Fannon all scored one each.

Then on Sunday, the Marlins backed it up with a 22-13 victory over the Jets.

Zoe Arancini nailed seven goals for Fremantle, Lara Zimmerman four, Madeleine Quinn three, Erin Redbond three, Fanny Valyi two, Sarah Leavy two and Pia Rodgers one.

Again the Mariners backed it up with a win to make it four from four on the weekend for Fremantle, but it wasn’t easy as they just managed to prevail 11-10 in the finish against the Jets.

Petar Tomasevic hit four goals for Fremantle with Jordan Kremers-Taylor scoring four times as well with one goal apiece for Tim Neesham, James Fannon and Joel Swift.

Fremantle now doesn’t play again until hosting the UWA Torpedoes in the first derbies of 2019 at Bicton Pool on Saturday March 2.

Meanwhile, the Torpedoes season begins in Round 2 with the annual road trip to New South Wales.

That sees UWA playing the Sydney Uni Lions on Tuesday and Sunday, the Drummoyne Devils on Wednesday and Friday, and the Cronulla Sharks on Thursday and Saturday.

ROUND 1 OVO AWL RESULTS
WOMEN
Fremantle Marlins 12 defeated Adelaide Jets 8 – South Australian Aquatic and Leisure Centre
Fremantle Marlins 22 defeated Adelaide Jets 13 – South Australian Aquatic and Leisure Centre

MEN
Fremantle Mariners 10 defeated Adelaide Jets 6 – South Australian Aquatic and Leisure Centre
Fremantle Mariners 11 defeated Adelaide Jets 10 – South Australian Aquatic and Leisure Centre

ROUND 2 OVO AWL FIXTURES
TUESDAY FEBRUARY 5
UWA Torpedoes v Sydney University Lions – Peter Montgomery Pool

WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 6
UWA Torpedoes v Drummoyne Devils – Drummoyne Swimming Pool

THURSDAY FEBRUARY 7
UWA Torpedoes v Cronulla Sharks – Auburn Ruth Everuss Aquatic Centre

FRIDAY FEBRUARY 8
UWA Torpedoes v Drummoyne Devils – Drummoyne Swimming Pool

SATURDAY FEBRUARY 9
UWA Torpedoes v Cronulla Sharks – Auburn Ruth Everuss Aquatic Centre

SUNDAY FEBRUARY 10
UWA Torpedoes v Sydney University Lions – Peter Montgomery Pool

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