Round 9 saw a total of four games played across Friday night and Sunday morning, with Freo taking on the Hunter Hurricanes at Bicton Pool.
The Marlins got the round off to a good start on Friday night with a comfortable 11-5 win. Madeleine Quinn led the way with her best game for the season with three impressive goals. The Mariners followed with a high scoring display winning 22-11, showcasing their potent attack that has caused headaches for opponents in the last few games.
We were back at Bicton Pool on Sunday morning as the Marlins took on the Hurricanes in Game 2. In a similar scoring display to Friday night, the Marlin’s won comfortably 13-6. Madeleine Quinn followed up her outstanding display on Friday night with a five goal game.
The Mariners had a closer game in their Game 2, with the Hurricanes showing good fight to come hard in the 2nd and 3rd quarters. The Mariners managed to hold on however and ran out winners 14-9.
Post Match with Mariners coach Laurie Trettel:
“It’s really encouraging to see the team continue to find different ways to score goals at a high rate. It was also great to get a competitive game on Sunday against a mostly full strength Hunter and we did really well to grind out a convincing win after a tight first half. The focus will be to further solidify our defence as it will be the key for us in having success on the Sydney road trip and finals”
The QUBE Player of the Round was James Fannon. A special mention also goes to Madeleine Quinn who played two great games.
This round’s games see us fly out to Sydney where each team will play 6 games in 6 days. Our men’s and women’s will play the Drummoyne Devils, ACU Cronulla Sharks, and Sydney University twice each. For more information, read our Sydney road trip preview: fremantlewaterpolo.com.au/sydney-road-trip-fixture