Water Polo: Melville claims wins in men and women’s comps

Water Polo: Melville claims wins in men and women’s comps

MELVILLE Water Polo Club rolled on at the weekend with emphatic victories to both the men and women’s teams.

The Marlins continued their unbeaten start to the season with a thumping 20-4 victory over Triton at HBF Stadium, while the men’s Sharks also cemented their spot on top of the ladder with an 18-3 win over Dolphins at Claremont Pool.

The Marlins remain clear on top of the women’s standings, having won all four of their matches in defence of last season’s premiership triumph.

They led 6-3 by quarter-time and then went on to score the only four goals of the second period, four to one in the third and the only six in the last for the big win.

Rio Olympian Zoe Arancini finished with five goals, Glencora McGhie had four and Erin Redbond chipped in three.

The Melville Sharks did concede the first two goals of the game to Dolphins but from there scored 18 of the last 19.

Jayden Smith led the way with seven goals, while Michael Altieri had three and there were braces to Tom Prior, Will Mackay and Petar Tomasevic.

This Saturday the Sharks take on Triton at HBF Stadium, while the Marlins enjoy a bye.