Fighting Torpedoes with Sunday defeats to Wests

THE UWA Torpedoes women went ever so close to what would have been a morale boosting win over the UNSW Wests Killer Whales on Sunday morning with the young Torps men also coming up short against the Magpies.

Round 7 of the OVO Australian Water Polo League for the Torpedoes began on Friday night at UWA Aquatic Centre. That saw a 13-10 victory for the Killer Whales in the women’s contest followed up by the Magpies men coming from behind to beat the Torpedoes 9-7.

The two teams did it all again on Sunday morning, this time at HBF Stadium, with an 11-7 victory for UNSW Wests over UWA before the Magpies beat the Torpedoes 10-4. [Read more…]

Strong showings from Torps against Wests

THE UNSW Wests Killer Whales and Magpies loomed as significant tests for the UWA Torpedoes on Friday night and that proved the case at UWA Aquatic Centre but there was plenty to like in the showings from both Torps teams.

Coming west for their four games in four days against Fremantle and UWA, UNSW Wests arrived with an impressive start to the 2019 OVO Australian Water Polo League season so the Torpedoes knew they would have their work cut out.

The Killer Whales are reigning champs and had won seven of nine games before the Perth trip but the Torpedoes took it right up to them. UNSW Wests just prevailed 13-10 but it was a strong showing by the Torpedoes. [Read more…]

Torps lose two tense clashes to Balmain

SATURDAY afternoon saw the UWA Torpedoes and Balmain Tigers take part in two fiercely competitive OVO Australian Water Polo League match ups and despite the best efforts of the Torps, the visitors claimed two more victories.

Round 6 of the OVO AWL season marked the first pair of home games in 2019 for the Torpedoes. That got underway at HBF Stadium on Thursday night with Balmain starting off winning the women’s clash 13-7 before backing it up with a men’s victor 10-6.

After spending their Friday night at Bicton Pool against Fremantle, Balmain returned to HBF Stadium on a rainy Saturday afternoon for two more match ups against the Torpedoes. [Read more…]

Torpedoes fall to Tigers in home opener

THE UWA Torpedoes didn’t quite have the opening to their season at home they were after on Thursday night with the Balmain Tigers claiming wins at HBF Stadium in both the women’s and men’s match ups.

The Torpedoes opened the 2019 OVO Australian Water Polo League season on the road, playing five games in Sydney, two in Adelaide and then last Saturday night in the derby against Fremantle at Bicton Pool.

It was time for the first home game for 2019 on Thursday night with the Torpedoes playing host to the Tigers at HBF Stadium. [Read more…]

Positives come out of derby losses for Torps

THE UWA Torpedoes men and women might have both lost to Fremantle at Bicton Pool on Saturday night but there was plenty of positives in both derby games ahead of the run of home matches to close the 2019 OVO Australian Water Polo League season.

It was the first time for the 2019 season that a game in the OVO AWL was hosted in Western Australia with both WA clubs starting the campaign on the road.

For the Torpedoes it began with the week-long trip to Sydney before a weekend in Adelaide. Fremantle started its season in Adelaide back in Round 1 where they went through undefeated in all four games, but they haven’t played in the month since. [Read more…]

Mixed Adelaide weekend for Torpedoes

IT was a mixed weekend for the UWA Torpedoes against the Adelaide Jets in the OVO Australian Water Polo League with the women coming away with two wins but the men two defeats in the last road trips of 2019.

The Torpedoes have now completed all their interstate fixtures for the 2019 OVO AWL season following Saturday’s two fixtures in Adelaide, at least until the finals which will be held in Sydney.

Having already completed the week-long road trip to Sydney and now the two games in Adelaide for the season, the Torpedoes can settle in back home. [Read more…]

UWA push Sydney Uni to close NSW trip

THE annual week-long road trip to New South Wales came to an end for the UWA Torpedoes on Sunday with two strong showings against Sydney University despite the narrow defeats.

It capped off the week in Sydney for the Torpedoes to open their 2019 OVO Australian Water Polo League season.

Things got underway back on Tuesday with a couple of competitive shows, albeit defeats, at the hands of the Sydney University Lions. [Read more…]

Big Torpedoes wins against Sharks

NO week-long trip to New South Wales any season is uneventful and after a false start on Friday, the UWA Torpedoes were back in action on Saturday with both the women and men’s teams recording impressive victories over the Cronulla Sharks.

The Torpedoes’ 2019 OVO Australian Water Polo League season began back on Tuesday with a couple of competitive shows, albeit defeats, at the hands of the Sydney University Lions.

The Torps women then forced the Drummoyne Devils to a penalty shootout on Wednesday night before a narrow loss with the UWA men also coming up short at Drummoyne Swimming Pool. [Read more…]

Double winning night for Torps against Sharks

THE UWA Torpedoes women played a second consecutive penalty shootout on Thursday night, this time coming out on the winning end against the Cronulla Sharks with the men then backing up with an impressive win also.

The Torpedoes had started their 2019 season with losses for both the men’s and women’s teams against the Sydney Uni Lions and Drummoyne Devils in the opening two nights of the six-day, six-game road trip to New South Wales.

But that all turned around on Thursday night against Cronulla at Auburn Ruth Everuss Aquatic Centre. [Read more…]

Torps women oh so close against Devils

THE second night of the UWA Torpedoes’ road trip in the 2019 OVO Australian Water Polo League season got started with a women’s penalty shootout against the Drummoyne Devils on an eventful evening.

The Torpedoes’ 2019 season began on Tuesday against the Sydney University Lions at Peter Montgomery Pool, with Sydney Uni beating the Torps women 11-7 and then the men also prevailed 12-4.

UWA then backed up on Wednesday at Drummoyne Swimming Pool and it got underway with a tremendous women’s battle with scores locked away at 9-9 at the end of regulation. But the Devils didn’t miss in the penalty shootout to end up winning 14-12. [Read more…]