Brave Torpedoes NWPL campaign ends in fourth place

DEFENDING National Water Polo League champions the UWA Torpedoes did a tremendous job to get back to the semi finals in 2017 but couldn’t quite bring home a medal from Sydney.

The Torpedoes broke through in stunning fashion during the finals of 2016 winning the club’s first NWPL premiership since entering the competition in 1990.

Backing up was always going to prove a tough ask with the Torpedoes now having a target on their backs throughout 2017, but they did a good job to firstly qualify for finals from fifth position. [Read more…]

Torpedoes advance to semi finals to face Sydney Uni

THE UWA Torpedoes delivered a terrific elimination final performance on Friday to beat the Brisbane Barracudas to set up a semi-final on Saturday with the Sydney University Lions.

The Torpedoes men are the defending National Water Polo League champions and qualified for the 2017 finals in fifth position setting up Friday’s elimination final with the Barracudas at Sydney’s Pymble Ladies College Aquatic Centre.

Despite the Barracudas taking a 6-5 lead into half-time, the Torpedoes responded strongly with the only two goals of the third term including a stunning full-pool bomb from Luke Quinlivan. [Read more…]

Barracudas bite back with Saturday night wins over Torpedoes

THE UWA Torpedoes weren’t quite able to back up Thursday’s double over the Brisbane Barracudas with the visitors returning to claim two National Water Polo League wins on Saturday night.

Thursday was a terrific night for the Torpedoes and likely the highlight double of the season for UWA with both the women’s and men’s teams scoring impressive victories over talented and finals contending Barracudas teams.

Then on Friday night, Brisbane headed to Bicton Pool with the Fremantle Marlins beating the Barracudas 12-10. Meanwhile the Barracudas men beat the Fremantle Mariners 12-10. [Read more…]

Big night for Torpedoes with two wins over Barracudas

IT was likely the best night of the National Water Polo League season on Thursday for the UWA Torpedoes with the women and men scoring impressive victories over the Brisbane Barracudas.

Both Brisbane teams remained in the hunt for the NWPL finals as well as they arrived at UWA Aquatic Centre on Thursday night.

The Barracudas women then scored the first two goals and the Torpedoes had to find something. But they did and put together what is likely the best of their six wins now for the season to end up winning 10-6.

It was then time for the defending champion Torpedoes men to hit the pool looking to make up for the two tough losses to the UNSW Wests Magpies a week earlier. [Read more…]

Wests again claim double against Torpedoes at UWA

THE UWA Torpedoes fought on bravely after a slow start against the UNSW Wests Killer Whales on Sunday before the defending champion men lost in a dramatic thriller against the Magpies at UWA Aquatic Centre.

The University of NSW Wests teams both won over the Torpedoes on Friday night, leaving UWA to look for a measure of revenge on Sunday.

The Killer Whales were boosted by a second penalty goal win over the Fremantle Marlins heading into the Sunday morning clash, and started on fire with five first quarter goals. The Torpedoes fought on bravely from there but Wests ended up winning 17-8.

Then in the men’s clash, the Torpedoes scored first in the last quarter with scores tied heading into the final minute, but the Magpies managed to score after both coaches were ejected for the tense 9-8 victory. [Read more…]

Double blow for Torpedoes at hands of Wests at UWA

FOR the first time in the 2017 National Water Polo League season the UWA Torpedoes have lost both games on the same night at UWA Aquatic Centre both the women and men going down to UNSW Wests on Friday night.

The action began with the women’s contest and the University of NSW Killer Whales proved too strong for the young Torpedoes, running out 13-2 winners.

The defending champion Torpedoes men had won all six of their home matches to date this season, but that changed on Friday night with the UNSW Wests Magpies coming out victorious 10-7. [Read more…]

Sixth straight win for UWA men after tough weekend v Breakers

THE UWA Torpedoes men recorded a sixth straight National Water Polo League victory at UWA Aquatic Centre on Saturday night while the women couldn’t quite overcome a quality Queensland Breakers line-up.

The weekend’s action with the Breakers concluded on Saturday night at UWA Aquatic Centre with Queensland winning the women’s encounter 16-4.

Led by captain-coach Bronwen Knox, they proved too strong for the young Torpedoes team after a 10-7 victory also on Thursday night.

It was then time for the men’s encounter and in what was another intense and physical contest, UWA was able to pull away and score the 10-5 victory over the Breakers. [Read more…]

UWA women go down fighting, men overcome tough Breakers outfit

THE UWA Torpedoes women fought back bravely in the second half on Thursday night before the men won a fifth straight match to prevail in a hotly contested battle with the Queensland Breakers at UWA Aquatic Centre.

Round 9 of the 2017 National Water Polo League season began at UWA Aquatic Centre on Thursday night with the Torpedoes hosting the Breakers.

Proceedings got underway with the women’s contest and that saw the Torpedoes fight hard in the second half, but ultimately with captain-coach Bronwen Knox scoring four goals, the Breakers ended up winning 10-7. [Read more…]

Double Sunday win for Torpedoes over Hurricanes

FOR the first time in the 2017 National Water Polo League season, the UWA Torpedoes have scored two wins at UWA Aquatic Centre with the men’s and women’s teams recording victories over the Hunter Hurricanes on Sunday.

The Torpedoes hosted the Hurricanes firstly on Friday night with the women looking on target for a breakthrough victory until Hunter scored the last two goals to end up winning 8-7.

It was another thriller on Sunday morning between the Torpedoes and Hurricanes women, but this time it was UWA who prevailed to record the 7-6 victory. [Read more…]

Torpedoes men keep winning, women lose in heartbreaking style

THE UWA Torpedoes men won a third consecutive National Water Polo League match at UWA Aquatic Centre on Friday night while the women went down in heartbreaking fashion to the Hunter Hurricanes.

It is Round 8 of the NWPL and the second straight weekend that the Torpedoes are at home following playing the opening 11 games of the season on the road.

Last weekend it was the Balmain Tigers coming to UWA, and this weekend it’s the Hunter Hurricanes with the first games being played on Friday night. [Read more…]