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…]

Torpedoes back in action with trip to Brisbane

THE UWA Torpedoes are back in action following a two-week break in the 2018 OVO Australian Water Polo League taking on the Queensland Breakers and Brisbane Barracudas twice each over four days on a road trip to Brisbane.

The Torpedoes men and women last played in the OVO AWL when hosting the Sydney Uni Lions in a double-header at UWA Aquatic Centre back on March 16 and 18.

Those games saw the Torpedoes women’s lose on the Friday night 13-8 but then win a penalty shootout 14-13 on the Sunday. It wasn’t quite as positive for the men with the Lions winning the two encounters 11-4 and 18-7. [Read more…]

Torpedoes building impressive mix as women’s development continues

UWA Torpedoes women’s coach Scott Schweickle has been happy with the progress made in 2018 to date with his international additions helping show the way for an exciting young group as he shoots for a strong finish to the Australian Water Polo League season.

It was a challenging first season for Schweickle in charge at the Torpedoes in 2017 having made the move west to take over the new-look team with the end result just the six wins and some hefty losses at the hands of quality experienced teams.

But there were encouraging signs along the way and Schweickle was willing to back in his young players in 2018 like Glenda Morgan, Pippa Pedley, Claire Whitaker and Ella Fracaro. [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…]

Big challenge in Round 7 for UWA against Sydney Uni

THE UWA Torpedoes remain at home at UWA Aquatic Centre this weekend to host the Sydney Uni Lions on Friday night and Sunday morning fresh off a confidence-boosting double-header against the Adelaide Jets.

The Torpedoes had their most impressive weekend in the 2018 OVO Australian Water Polo League season back in Round 6 at home to the Adelaide Jets.

The UWA women recorded 15-4 and 12-7 victories over the Jets with the Torpedoes men drawing 8-8 on Thursday night after a penalty shootout before winning 11-8 on Saturday night.

That should provide some good encouragement heading into the Round 7 match ups with the perennially strong Sydney Uni Lions outfits. [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…]

Adelaide Jets come to UWA this Thursday, Saturday night

THE UWA Torpedoes remain at UWA Aquatic Centre in Round 6 of the OVO Australian Water Polo League for games against the Adelaide Jets on Thursday and Saturday nights.

For the second straight week, the Torpedoes welcome an interstate visitor for two games in a weekend when the Jets arrive to play on Thursday night from 7pm and then on Saturday night from 6.30pm.

Both Torpedoes teams are desperate to get their second wins of the season on the board while the Jets women arrive searching for their first win of 2018 while the Adelaide men are in good form having won four of six matches to date. [Read more…]

Self-belief, resilience the key for Torpedoes women

AN average losing margin of just two goals highlights how much improvement the UWA Torpedoes women have made so far in the 2018 OVO Australian Water Polo League season but getting so close and coming up short is something coach Scott Schweickle hopes they soon overcome.

It was a tough 2017 season for the Torpedoes with an eye to the future with some heavy defeats. While 2018 so far has seen the UWA women come away with just the one win and a draw from the opening 10 games, their sharply improved competitiveness can’t be ignored.

That has included one-goal losses to the Drummoyne Devils, Fremantle Marlins and UNSW Wests, and two-goal losses to Drummoyne, UNSW Wests and UTS Balmain Tigers so things quite conceivably could have been markedly different. [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…]

Torpedoes host Drummoyne Devils this Friday night, Sunday

BOTH UWA Torpedoes teams will look forward to trying to get back to the OVO Australian Water Polo League’s winning list in Round 5 hosting their first interstate visitors but are fully aware it’s not going to be easy against Drummoyne.

The first month of the 2018 AWL season has seen the Torpedoes play games against the Fremantle Marlins and Mariners at both Bicton Pool and the UWA Aquatic Centre along with taking on a six-game, six-day road trip to New South Wales.

That means that this weekend marks the first time they get to play in their home pool against an interstate opponent as the Drummoyne Devils come to UWA Aquatic Centre to play on Friday night from 7pm and Sunday morning from 10am. [Read more…]