Breakers the next challenge for Torpedoes at UWA

THE UWA Torpedoes host the Queensland Breakers in two National Water Polo League matches this Thursday and Saturday night as the run of home games at UWA Aquatic Centre continues.

The Torpedoes will welcome the Breakers for the first clash on Thursday night at UWA Aquatic Centre with the women’s clash to begin at 7pm and the men to follow at 8.30pm.

Then after Queensland goes and plays the Fremantle Marlins and Mariners on Friday night, it will be back to UWA on Saturday night with the Torpedoes and Breakers women locking horns from 6.30pm, and the men from 8pm.

Also on Saturday night at half-time of each NWPL game there will be a junior match played featuring players from Triton Water Polo Club. [Read more…]

Torpedoes building form and momentum at both ends of pool

THE defending National Water Polo League men’s champion UWA Torpedoes are building some momentum in their home pool with four straight wins and coach Andrei Kovalenko is happy with the improvements in attack given he knew the defence could always be relied on.

The Torpedoes men have now won all four of their games for the NWPL season at UWA Aquatic Centre the past two weeks against the UTS Balmain Tigers and Hunter Hurricanes to be cemented near the top of the standings with an 11-4 record.

That has them in a good position to get to the finals and defend last year’s premiership victory with the final seven games of the season all to be played at home starting this Thursday and Saturday night against the Queensland Breakers. [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…]

UWA women look to return to winning, men to keep form rolling

IT is another double-header for the UWA Torpedoes in the National Water Polo League this long weekend at UWA Aquatic Centre up against the Hunter Hurricanes on Friday night and Sunday.

The Torpedoes hosted their first home games of the NWPL season for 2017 last weekend with the women going down in both encounters to Balmain, but the defending champion men winning both their clashes with the Tigers.

Now this Friday night it will be the Hunter Hurricanes entering UWA Aquatic Centre with the Torpedoes women out to return to the winner’s list for the first since Round 1, and the men to keep on their winning ways. [Read more…]

Torpedoes men take two home wins and look to keep improving

THE UWA Torpedoes recorded two hard fought wins over the UTS Balmain Tigers to begin their home stand in the National Water Polo League season and while coach Andrei Kovalenko sees room for further improvement, he is liking what he’s seeing particularly defensively.

The Torpedoes began the NWPL season with 11 games on the road with the defending champion men’s team winning seven.

That led into the first two games at UWA Aquatic Centre last weekend with the Torpedoes managing to beat the Tigers 8-4 on Thursday night and 6-4 in a tight contest on Saturday night. [Read more…]

UWA women go down fighting, men beat Balmain again

THE UWA Torpedoes have completed their first home weekend of the National Water Polo League season with the women going down fighting to Balmain but the defending champion men prevailed again over the Tigers at UWA Aquatic Centre.

Following playing the opening 11 games of the 2017 NWPL season away from home, this weekend was the first time the Torpedoes got to play in front of their home fans at UWA Aquatic Centre.

It got underway on Thursday night against the University of Technology Sydney Balmain Tigers, with the visitors beating the Torpedoes in the women’s contest 10-5.

The Torpedoes men then graced their home pool for the first time since winning last year’s NWPL premiership and celebrated in winning style beating the Tigers 8-4. [Read more…]

Torpedoes men impress in home opening win

THE UWA Torpedoes belatedly played their first home games of the 2017 National Water Polo League season on Thursday night with the women fighting hard but coming up short against the UTS Balmain Tigers while the defending champion men impressed in a strong win.

The Torpedoes opened the 2017 NWPL season with 11 games on the road before hitting UWA Aquatic Centre for the first time on Thursday night.

The action began with the women’s contest and it was the University of Technology Sydney Balmain Tigers who prevailed, beating the Torpedoes 10-5. [Read more…]

Torpedoes return to UWA for first home games of 2017

IT is the 12th games of the National Water Polo League season for the UWA Torpedoes this Thursday night and it is a first appearance at UWA Aquatic Centre up against the UTS Balmain Tigers.

Following the opening 11 matches of the 2017 NWPL season being on the road in Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney and Bicton Pool, the Torpedoes now return home this Thursday night.

UWA will take on the University of Technology Sydney both on Thursday and Saturday nights this week in their home pool to start the first of 11 straight games at UWA Aquatic Centre to finish the NWPL season. [Read more…]

New skipper Hughes looks ahead to first home clash for Torpedoes

THE UWA Torpedoes hit their home pool this week for the first time in the 2017 National Water Polo League season with Nick Hughes to play his first game as captain at UWA Aquatic Centre, and he’s looking forward to it after 11 road games.

Following the Torpedoes breaking through to win last year’s men’s NWPL premiership, captain Luke Quinlivan decided to step down as captain on the ultimate high as he enters the final season of his glittering career.

Hughes was voted as the new captain with the 22-year-old premiership winner having now led the team into battle in the opening 11 games of the 2017 season on the road. [Read more…]