In our first season in the British Water Polo League – BWPL – our Senior Water Polo Team had a great start to their league campaign in a fantastic weekend of water polo in Sheffield.
Watford 10 v 10 KKASC
In a closely fought 1st Quarter, Watford edged it 2-1. Watford turned it up a notch in the 2nd Quarter to take a 6-3 lead. With Macdonald, Arbus and Cornaglia all scoring in the 3rd Quarter and Simons saving two penalties, KKASC took the lead for the first time at 7-8. KKASC scored first in the 4th Quarter to take a 7-9 lead, however Watford rallied late to score three unanswered goals to retake the lead 10-9 with 2 minutes left on the clock. Smith drove up the right side just 17 secs later to score a late equaliser to finish the game at 10-10.
Solihull 4 v 26 KKASC
The team had an early start on Sunday playing Solihull at 10:00 and they played at speed right from the start of the game taking the 1st Quarter 1-6. The 2nd Quarter was pretty much the same with strong defence and fast counter attacking. KKASC lead at half time 3-12. The 3rd Quarter was pretty much the same script with KKASC added another 8 goals to lead 4-20. The most exciting play of the match was at the end of the 3rd Quarter when Watford had a player excluded from the game and KKASC called a Time Out with just 13 seconds left on the clock. KKASC played the ball around the arc skillfully scoring with just 1 second on the clock. In the 4th Quarter KKASC scored another 6 unanswered goals to win the game 4-26.
At the end of the first weekend KKASC are sitting in second place in the league table and are looking forward to the next two weekends of British League matches.