St Andrew's College Shield Water Polo 2024 - St Andrew's College

St Andrew’s College Shield Water Polo 2024

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St Andrew’s College Shield Water Polo 2024

The St Andrew’s College Shield, held from January 25 to 28, 2024, drew top teams from across the country to Makhanda. The 13 participating schools represented various regions: Gauteng (St John’s and St Stithians), KZN (Hilton, Westville, Michaelhouse, and Clifton), Eastern Cape (St Andrew’s College, Grey High, Selborne), and Western Cape (SACS, Bishop’s, Paul Roos, and Rondebosch).

The competition lived up to expectations, presenting a formidable challenge for all participating teams. The schools were divided into two pools, and most games were evenly contested. Bishop’s, St John’s, and Paul Roos remained unbeaten on day 1, with Paul Roos showcasing resilience in two games that required penalty shootouts.

St John’s maintained their dominance on day 2, securing the top spot in Pool B alongside Rondebosch, Paul Roos, and Westville filling the other quarter-final spots.

On the final day, the excitement heightened in Pool A, awaiting the conclusion of the St Stithians vs. Selborne game to determine the final pool standings. Bishops led Pool A, with SACS, Clifton, and Selborne securing the remaining quarter-final spots.

The quarter-final matchups were as follows:

Bishops vs. Westville

SACS vs. Paul Roos

Selborne vs. Rondebosch

Clifton vs. St Johns

The Cape sides dominated, with Bishops, SACS, and Rondebosch making it to the semi-finals, alongside St John’s.

In the plate semi-finals, St Stithians defeated Michaelhouse, and Hilton beat St Andrew’s College. Bishops triumphed over Rondebosch, and SACS defeated St John’s, setting up a rematch in the finals.

St John’s and Rondebosch battled for the bronze medal, with St John’s staging a comeback in the last quarter to secure victory.

In an exciting final, SACS turned the tables on Bishop’s, overcoming a deficit to win 10-9.

The final standings were as follows:

1st – SACS

2nd – Bishop’s

3rd – St John’s

4th – Rondebosch

5th – Paul Roos

6th – Selborne

7th – Clifton College

8th – Westville Boys High

9th – St Stithians College

10th – Hilton College

11th – Michaelhouse

12th – St Andrew’s College

13th – Grey High