Ups and downs in the pool for Hilton College firsts water polo

Saturday, 22 January 2022 was the start of this year’s KZN schoolboy water polo season, with an exciting clash between Hilton and Kearsney College.

The hosts, Hilton, have been the more dominant school in water polo over recent years. With this being their 150th anniversary and first home fixture of the year, a tough fixture was expected.

The senior team results were dominated by Hilton College, including an impressive performance by their first team earning an emphatic 19-7 win in the final game of the day.

The junior age groups saw some competitive games, with Kearsney winners in the U14A game (11-7) and a tight win for Hilton in the U15A game (11-9).

This past Tuesday, 25 January (yesterday) the Hilton College first water polo team travelled to play against Westville in the late afternoon at Westville and it was the home side that prevailed to a 10-8 victory.

This Thursday, Friday and Saturday will see the Hilton first team playing in a festival at St Andrews College in Grahamstown.

First team water polo results:
22 Jan
(at Ducasse Aquatic Centre, Hilton)
Kearsney 7 Hilton 19
Westville 10 Kearsney 8

The Kearsney water polo first team vs Hilton:
Dimitri Diakogiannis, Blake Kruger, James Pohl, Thomas Godwin, Ryan Sim, James Kewley, Luc Painting(vice-capt), Xavier Andrews (capt), Gary Wood, David Pohl, James Francke, Guy Roberts, Siyen Gounden, Luca Sandri
Coach: P le Roux

The Hilton College first water polo team vs Westville:
Tanner Bailey, Cameron Gray (capt), Oliver Lello, Ross Taylor, Jack Waterhouse (vice-capt), Ben Watt, Jono Bregman-Frangos, Matthew Hayes, Caine Letschert, Dean Macleod-Henderson, Stèfan Swart, Retief Malherbe, Mitchel Wilson
Coach: J Sileno

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