National title for Water Polo Club

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Sydney University won the women’s Australian Water Polo League grand final on Sunday with a 15-8 result over the University of Western Australia Torpedoes at Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre.

Maud Megans scored four goals in the season decider, with Anni Espar Llaquet (3), Luci Marsh (2), Danielle Morrissey (2), Samantha Hardingham, Indigo DitterickSavannah Henshaw and Anneliese Pamp also finding the back of the net.

After finishing second on the ladder, Sydney University defeated Griffith University Queensland Thunder 14-7 on Thursday. They then accounted for UWA Torpedoes 12-9 on Friday and backed up on Saturday with a 10-9 result over Fremantle Marlins to earn a grand final berth.

Sydney University also contested the men’s grand final but lost 11-10 to arch-rivals UNSW Wests Magpies. 

Sydney University’s goals came from Goran Tomasevic (3), Jake Cavano (3), Rhys Howden (2), William Miller and Jacob Mercep.

Sydney Uni Lions men’s side accounted for ACU Cronulla Sharks 11-5 on Thursday and the Drummoyne Devils 12-8 on Friday. However, they lost 12-11 to UNSW Wests Magpies on Saturday.

The Lions had finished first in the men’s league and second in the women’s league at the end of the Championship Division of the Super League. They were the only club with both men’s and women’s teams in the Super League finals.

The new format for AWL in 2023 had three phases. Phase 1, the Kap7 Cup, was held from January 27 through to February 26. The competition was then split into two divisions, with the top six sides going into the Championship Division and the bottom five sides into the Southern Cup Division. Each division played home and away competitions for five rounds. The top four men’s and women’s teams from the Championship Division then competed in the Championship finals.