Sydney University Lions hope to go one better than last season when they enter the finals of the 2017-18 National Men’s and Women’s Water Polo League at Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre this Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
The Lions won the women’s title in 2016-17 with a nail-biting 12-11 win over Fremantle Marlins in the season decider. They had earlier collected the Southern Cross Trophy as minor premiers.
The news was not so good in the men’s ranks, where the Lions lost a tense final 6-5 to UNSW-West Magpies. The Lions went into the match as the minor premiers.
But that could all change this weekend. Sydney University’s men’s team collected the minor premiership having gone through the 2017-18 season undefeated, with 19 wins and a draw.
They topped the league ahead of Fremantle Mariners, Hunter Hurricanes, Cronulla Sharks, UNSW-Wests Magpies and Drummoyne Devils.
In the women’s league, Sydney University finished fourth behind UNSW Wests, Drummoyne Devils and Cronulla Sharks, with Queensland Breakers and Fremantle Marlins making up the top six.
National Water Polo League – Round 11
Men: Sydney University 16 defeated Adelaide Jets 4 at Peter Montgomery Pool, Sydney University Sports and Fitness Centre on 27 April.
Sydney University 6 defeated Hunter Hurricanes 5 Pool, Sydney University Sports and Fitness Centre on 29 April.
Sydney University finished minor premiers winning 19 and drawing one match in the competition proper.
Women: Sydney University 13 defeated Adelaide Jets 5 at Peter Montgomery Pool, Sydney University Sports and Fitness Centre on 27 April
Sydney University 13 defeated Hunter Hurricanes 9 Pool, Sydney University Sports and Fitness Centre on 29 April.
Sydney University finished fourth behind UNSW Wests, Drummoyne Devils and Cronulla Sharks at the end of the season proper.