u14 Pitcairn Waterpolo Tournament

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U14 PITCAIRN WATERPOLO TOURNAMENT

Reddam Constantia Thursday 13 – Sunday 15 February 2014

The U14 Waterpolo team were excited for their first major tournament of their high school careers and took on the Reddam U14B team in their first game of the Pitcairn Waterpolo Tournament on Thursday evening. They were very proud of their resounding victory although full of trepidation for their next fixture against the Reddam A team, which was scheduled on Friday morning at 8am. The team put up a strong fight, scoring 2 goals against the run of play, a small victory for the game even though they lost. In the following game against Pearson, the Wynberg Girls let themselves down when they threw away a 2-0 lead after the 1st chukka. They identified poor marking and lack of focus as the main reasons for this loss and rectified those errors in the next game against Bloemhof, beating their Boland compatriots convincingly.

After a long day of heat and Waterpolo, the late evening game got the better of the Wynberg team as they went down to a strong Kingswood team but the next morning, the U14s bounced back and pipped Rustenburg 3-2 in a thriller of a game. This meant the girls finished 4th in their pool of 7, an excellent and hard-earned result. But this meant they would have to play the winners of the B pool, Springfield, a mighty team from across the Wynberg road. The Wynberg girls put up a brave fight but just did not have enough experience to challenge the Springfield team. This loss put us in the play offs against Kingswood and Pearson but despite their best efforts, the Wynberg team could not overturn their pool results and lost to both these sides.

Thanks to the Wynberg Girls’ High School coaches, Jamie Day and Ashlyn Quenet-Meintjes for their enthusiasm and commitment to the U14 team and to Dr Woods; Ms Solms and Ms Hudson-Windsor for their support and care throughout the tournament.

THURSDAY 13 FEBRUARY

17:20 WYNBERG vs REDDAM U14B 19 – 1 win

FRIDAY 14 FEBRUARY

08:00 REDDAM U14A vs WYNBERG 13 – 2 loss

11:20 PEARSON vs WYNBERG 6 – 3 loss

16:00 WYNBERG vs BLOEMHOF 14 – 2 win

19:20 WYNBERG vs KINGSWOOD 2 – 5 loss

SATURDAY 15 FEBRUARY

12:00 RUSTENBURG vs WYNBERG 2 – 3 win

20:00 WYNBERG vs SPRINGFIELD 1 – 8 loss

SUNDAY 16 FEBRUARY

08:40 KINGSWOOD vs WYNBERG 4 – 2 loss

12:40 PEARSON vs WYNBERG 8 – 2 loss

GIRLS’ FINAL PLACINGS

1 REDDAM U14A

2 SPRINGFIELD

3 REDDAM PREP

4 COLLEGIATE

5 ROEDEAN

6 KINGSWOOD

7 PEARSON

8 WYNBERG

9 HERSCHEL

10 WESTERFORD

11 RUSTENBURG

12 REDDAM U14B

13 BLOEMHOF