Water Polo at St Stithians Stayers Tournament - St Andrew's College

Water Polo at St Stithians Stayers Tournament

Interact Club members for 2022
October 21, 2022
Proficiency tie for all-round achievements
October 25, 2022
Interact Club members for 2022
October 21, 2022
Proficiency tie for all-round achievements
October 25, 2022

Water Polo at St Stithians Stayers Tournament

The St Andrew’s College 1st Water Polo team travelled to Johannesburg to compete in the annual St Stithians Stayers tournament. The newly formed 1st team started off the tournament playing some good water polo, although they did not finish all the opportunities they created. The team enjoyed good wins over Grey Bloem (15-2) and Pretoria Boys (15-4) on day 1.
Day 2 was always going to be challenging. St Andrew’s managed a well-fought victory against KES (5-3) and finished the day with a top of the pool clash against SACS. SACS came out firing, and St Andrew’s found themselves 6—0 down after 2 quarters. St Andrew’s bounced back to win the last 2 quarters 6—5, but it was not enough on the day, as the side lost 6 – 11 and finished 2nd in their pool.
Day 3 was the knockout stage of the tournament. St Andrew’s came up against a strong St David’s team but managed to secure a 5—3 victory to advance to the Quarter-Finals, where St Andrew’s met an unbeaten Hilton Team. The Makhanda side played some exceptional water polo, and the game went to penalties. Unfortunately, St Andrew’s lost 9 – 10. St Andrew’s then played KES again, beating them 4—2.
On the final day, St Andrew’s came up against a good Clifton Team. St Andrew’s side played some clinical water polo and beat them 6—1 to finish a credible fifth place out of 20 teams.