The U15A water polo team participated in the annual Sterrenberg Shield Tournament over the weekend. They won a bronze medal and goal keeper Oliver Rose was the hero of the day! A Sterrenberg Tournament team was announced at the end of the event and Richard Leach, Cameron Rafferty and Matthew Dovey were all selected. Congratulations to these water polo players.
A comfortable 5-2 opening win over Grey Bloem, a 9-1 drubbing of Kearsney College and a slightly lacklustre 4-2 victory over Kingswood, put the team in high spirits for the top of the table clash with hosts Selborne.
The boys tried manfully against their superior opposition and eventual winners Selborne, but lost 0-3. This meant they ended 2nd in their pool.
Our quarter-final match was against Durban High School, which we eventually won 4-1, before playing arch-rivals Grey PE in the semi-final. Being 0-2 down at half time, the boys fought back to level the score at 2 all, before finally conceding defeat in the last minute of an incredibly tense game.
This meant we were playing against Kearsney again in the bronze medal match. In a very tight and tactical encounter the teams could not be separated at the end of full time, with the score at 2 all. A penalty shoot-out was required to determine the winner and we held our nerve to eventually win 5-4. Goal-keeper Oliver Rose, the hero of the day!
A Sterrenberg Tournament team was announced at the end of the event and Richard Leach, Cameron Rafferty and Matthew Dovey were all selected.