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…]

Torpedoes open 2019 season away to Lions

THE UWA Torpedoes’ 2019 OVO Australian Water Polo League season commenced Tuesday night against the Sydney University Lions at Peter Montgomery Pool.

While the result was a loss each for the Torpedoes women and men to open the 2019 campaign, there was plenty to look in both games from the new-look squads against quality opposition.

The night got underway with the Torpedoes women, under new coach Vaughn Thomson, and it was a tight affair until Sydney Uni scored the only three goals of the fourth quarter to win 11-7. [Read more…]

Torps finish Brisbane trip with penalty shootout triumphs

IT was an eventful trip to Brisbane for the UWA Torpedoes in Round 9 of the OVO Australian Water Polo League culminating in both the women and men’s teams winning on Sunday in penalty shootouts against the Brisbane Barracudas.

Following the three-week break during the middle of the 2018 OVO AWL season, the Torpedoes returned to action in Round 10 of the competition by making the trip to Brisbane to play the four games across four days at Fortitude Valley Pool.

The road trip began on Thursday night against the Queensland Breakers. The Torpedoes women went down with the Breakers prevailing 13-9 before the UWA won a nail-bitter, winning 8-7. [Read more…]

Penalty shootout win for Torpedoes women highlights Sydney Uni double

THE UWA Torpedoes heading into a three-week break with a challenging home double-header against the powerful Sydney Uni Lions, but the women’s inspired penalty shootout win on Sunday provided one of the great highlights of 2018.

It was Round 7 of the 2018 Australian Water Polo League with the Torpedoes again hosting a double-header at UWA Aquatic Centre, this time against the visiting Sydney Uni Lions.

It began on Friday night at UWA and in the women’s contest the Lions beat the Torpedoes 13-8. [Read more…]

Three wins and a draw for UWA against Adelaide

IT was an impressive Round 6 of the OVO Australian Water Polo League for the UWA Torpedoes with the women scoring two wins and the men a draw and a victory against the Adelaide Jets at UWA Aquatic Centre.

It was an important round for both Torpedoes teams as the Jets made the journey west and it ended up being the best weekend of the season for both the UWA sides.

It started on Thursday night at UWA Aquatic Centre with the Torpedoes women coming away with the emphatic 15-4 victory in a supremely impressive performance. The men followed up with their second straight game that went to a penalty shootout, ending up drawing 8-8 with the Adelaide. [Read more…]

Devils get the better of Torpedoes in four tight affairs

THE first weekend of home double-headers didn’t quite go to plan in Round 5 for the UWA Torpedoes in the OVO Australian Water Polo League with the Drummoyne Devils going away with four victories.

After the opening four rounds of the 2018 season saw the Torpedoes play Fremantle Marlins and Mariners both home and away either side of a six-game, six-day road trip to New South Wales, it was back home to UWA Aquatic Centre in Round 5 for the games against Drummoyne.

It began on Friday night with the Devils women leading the whole game before holding on to win in a tight finish 9-7 over the Torpedoes. Then in the men’s contest, Drummoyne scored the only two goals of the fourth quarter to score the 8-6 victory over UWA. [Read more…]