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Last year’s finalists, Central Gauteng and WP, setting the standard yet again

By Hannes Nienaber , in Water Sports | News , at 2023-12-09 Tags: ,

GQEBERHA. – Central Gauteng started their 2023 campaign off with an easy 31-4 victory over Western Province B during the opening day of the Water Polo Interprovincial tournament in the Newton Park swimming pool here.

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Jenny Penney was in good form scoring eight of her side’s goals with Georgia Eccles (5) and Mia Loizides (5) adding another ten goals between them.

Last year’s losing finalists, Western Province, also didn’t experience too much trouble in downing Zimbabwe by 23-1 in their opening match. Hannah Banks scored eight of her side’s goals.

Tyra Penney, Roxanne Uys, Alexa de Villiers, Erin-Belle Nordgaard, Emma Catto and Tetra Hollenbach all completed a brace of goals as they dominated Zimbabwe.

Tori Voke of Buffalo City finished the day of the top goal scorer with ten goals as she helped her side to victory over Eastern Gauteng (16-13) in the main match of the day as well as played a prominent part in her team’s defeat against KwaZulu-Natal (8-16).

Voke scored six of her team’s victory over Eastern Gauteng and four earlier in the day against KZN.

Central Gauteng’s B-team secured a valuable 13-8 victory over the hosts, Nelson Mandela Bay, during the opening match of the tournament.

Amy Mather, Morgan Harrison and Amy Smith all managed to find the back of the net on three occasions as Central Gauteng stayed in control throughout the match.

Emma van Rensburg also managed to create a couple of opportunities for her team on the right flank and scored a good goal after holding off a couple of defenders.

For the home side, Anna Pinto was in good nick as she scored four goals of which two came from counterattacks after her team managed to turnover possession.

The team also produced a convincing 27-2 victory over the Northern Tigers in their second match to top their pool after the opening day’s matches.

Smith finished the day with nine goals after also scoring four goals in the runaway victory over the Tigers. Van Rensburg and Amy Stubbs also scored four goals in support of Smith.

Results | Day 1

Buffalo City 16 – Goals: Tori Voke (6), Roxy-Lee van Eck (3), Jasmine Koch (2), Chelsy Hendry (2), Alison Woodin, Alex Albers, Gemma Hannafay. Eastern Gauteng 13 – Goals: Maddison Griffin (7), Emma Spronk (2), Jessica Edkins (2),Alan Vermaak, Akunna Chikeka.

Central Gauteng B 27 – Goals: Amy Smith (4), Emma van Rensburg (4), Amy Stubbs (4), Jessica Black (3), Tatum Rogers (3), Morgan Harrison (3), Amy Mather (2), Humairaa Bodiat (2), Cecilia Petersen, Emma Morley. Northern Tigers 2 – Goals: Karla Vogel, Mulan Perring.

Central Gauteng 31 – Goals: Jenna Penney (8), Georgia Eccles (5), Mia Loizides (5), Kara Wicht (4), Charlotte Crick (3), Ruby Carlson (2), Georgia Cope (2), Francesca de Villiers, Gina Sguazzin. Western Province B 4 – Goal: Amy Pettipher (2), Nicole Bantom, Tara Roos.

Western Province 23 – Goals: Hannah Banks (8), Tyra Penney (2), Roxanne Uys (2), Alexa de Villiers (2), Erin-Belle Nordgaard (2), Emma Catto (2), Tetra Hollenbach (2), Emily van Heerden, Morgan Christian, Amy van Breda. Zimbabwe 1 – Goal: Lauren Ashwin.

KwaZulu-Natal 16 – Goals: Caitlin McMurray (6), Emma Thornton (4), Claire Hind (3), Marlise Pretorius, Annabelle Hardie, Christy Dudas. Buffalo City 8 – Goals: Tori Voke (4), Alison Woodin, Gemma Hannafay, Tatum Knox, Julianna Saffy.

Central Gauteng B 13 – Goals: Amy Mather (3), Morgan Harrison (3), Amy Smith (3), Emma Morley (2), Emma van Rensburg, Amy Stubbs. Nelson Mandela Bay 8 – Goals: Anna Pinto (4), Teagan Harty (2), Jamie Lacey, Amy Wilson.

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