Glenwood waterpolo boys retain title

The triumphant U19 team retained their title. PHOTO: Colleen Stopford

GLENWOOD High School retained its title by winning the Top Ten Waterpolo Tournament, which was held across Durban from 13 to 15 October.

Glenwood U14A, U15A and U19A teams were represented at the tournament. The U14 team played at Westville and the U15 team played at Northwood, and both teams finished 9th on the log.

The 1st team U19A age group competed at Clifton and were defending their title from 2016. They played their pool games against Northwood beating them 4-2 on the Friday night. They played their remaining pool games the next day, with wins against Kearsney College with 8-4, Hilton 7-1 and Thomas Moore College 11-2.

Keeper, Alex van Rooyen made some phenomenal saves in the final. PHOTO: Colleen Stopford

This took them into the semi-finals on the Sunday morning. They faced Westville in the semis and although it a tense game, had a comfortable win of 6-0 taking them into the final. Hilton beat hosts Clifton in the 2nd semi-final, which meant that Glenwood would once again face Hilton College at the tournament in the finals.

The Hilton team was a formidable opponent and definitely brought its A-game to the final, but the Glenwood team fought hard to retain the title. The game was intense and the keepers were kept on their toes having to field multiple attempts at goals from both sides. Glenwood keeper Alex van Rooyen made some phenomenal saves throughout the game and the Glenwood 1st team beat Hilton 2-1.

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