Lions maintain top sixth berth

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Sydney Uni Lions men’s team lie fourth on The Australian Water Polo League ladder after a win and a draw against Drummoyne Devils in their Round 6 and 7 matches.

The Lions defeated Drummoyne Devils 15-6 at Sydney Uni Sport & Aquatic Centre’s Peter Montgomery Pool on Friday evening. 

The host’s goals came from William Miller (3), Goran Tomasevic (2), Drew McJannett (2), Jake Cavano (2), Loui Schuler (2), Johnno CotterillTom McJannettKeegan Wicken and Jacob Mercep, while Laurence BarkerNick HallamLazar PasuljevicMark MarcetaScott Dyson and Lea Hurley scored for the Devils.

The Devils lifted their game in the return match at Drummoyne Swimming Pool on Saturday evening, playing out a 13-13 draw with the Lions.

Drummoyne’s goals came from Blake Edwards (4), Mark Marceta (2), Matt Gronow (2), Adam HallNick Hallam, Lazar PasuljevicJordan Lancaster and Jack Deely.

Jacob Mercep led the Lions scoring with four goals, while Goran Tomasevic (2), Jake Covano (2), Willian Miller (2), Thomas OatesTom McJannett and Loui Schuler also found the back of the net.

UNSW Wests Magpies head the men’s League table on 20 points on percentage from Victoria Phoenix (20), with Fremantle Mariners, Sydney Uni Lions, Griffith University Queensland Thunder and ACU Cronulla Sharks making up the top six.

Sydney Uni Lions women’s team lost and drew on their trip to Western Australia for Round 6 and 7 matches.

Fremantle Marlins defeated Sydney Uni Lions 9-8 at Bicton Pool on Saturday evening. The Marlins’ goals came from Ioanna Haralabidis (2), Zoe Arancini (2), Jessica Zimmerman (2), Sofia ChavesGlencora McGhie and Stephanie Haralabidis, while Maud Megans (2), Anni Espar Llaquet (2), Anneliese PampSavannah Henshaw and Luci Marsh scored for the Lions.

The Lions held the Marlins to a 12-12 draw at the same venue on Sunday morning. Anni Espar Llaquet slotted five goals for the Lions, with other goals coming from Luci Marsh (4), Anneliese (Pamp (2) and Maud Megans.

The Marlins’ goals came from Glencora McGhie (4), Zoe Arancini (4), Sofie Pontre (2), Stephanie Haralabidis and Ioanna Haralabidis.

The Lions lie fifth on the women’s League ladder, which is headed by Drummoyne Devils. UNSW Wests Killerwhales, Fremantle Marlins, Griffith University Queensland Thunder, The Lions and FYFE Adelaide/Hobart Jets make up the top six.

The Lions will host ACU Cronulla Sharks at the Peter Montgomery Pool this Friday night, with the women’s match starting at 7pm and the men’s clash at 8.30pm. 

Both teams will back up for a rematch against the Sharks on Sunday, with the men’s match schedule for an 11am start and the women’s match starting at 12.30pm.