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Golden Wave finishes the weekend undefeated in MLWP play

The Major League Water Polo (MLWP) season is underway with 22 games being played in Nepean over the weekend. On the women’s side, the Golden Wave went 4-0-0 while averaging over 14 goals per game. They were led offensively by Valeria Rojas and Shae Fournier who combined for a total of 36 goals over the four games. CAMO, who is not far behind at 3-0-0 will be looking to win their last game this month in order finish December tied with Golden Wave.

The men’s senior league has not had any team pull away just yet with the Ottawa United Titans Black in first with a 3-0-1 record, and Dollard Black and CAMO are not far behind with records of 2-0-0 and 2-0-1 respectively. The results from the weekend proved there was very little separation between the three clubs. Ottawa just got past CAMO 12-11 on Saturday, and Dollard and Ottawa played perhaps the game of the weekend on Sunday, with Dollard eventually prevailing 16-13 in a game filled with lead changes and momentum swings. There is also sure to be stiff competition from the defending national champion Toronto Golden Jets as well as the silver medalist Mavericks, who both have yet to play a match, in what is shaping up to be a fantastic season long fight in the Eastern Conference.

In Waterloo, the Mavericks 16U boys’ team continued their fantastic run by going 4-0-0 over the weekend. The wins extend the Mavericks undefeated streak to 29 games, after their perfect 25-0-0 season one year ago. The action in Waterloo also demonstrated the tight battle taking place for position in the Ontario Division of the Eastern Conference. In the five games played between Hamilton, Shadow, KW Inferno, and the Toronto Golden Jets, not a single game was decided by more than two goals, including two ties. Shadow, on account of two victories in these tight contests, was able to fault themselves to only one point behind Hamilton, for third place in the division. In girls’ action from Kitchener-Waterloo, Mavericks were able to win two defensive showdowns against KW, 4-2, and 4-1 to vault themselves into second place in the Eastern Conference.

In Surrey, the Pacific Storm 16U boys and girls’ teams are still undefeated after winning their games over the weekend. The girls beat Fraser Valley 11-3 while the boys beat the Spartans 10-5.

CAMO also hosted three games at Claude-Robillard on Wednesday night, the 16U boys and girls were in action along with their Senior men’s team. The 16U Boys won their matchup 15-6 against Laval while the 16U girls lost to Dollard 16-3. The most exciting game of the series was certainly the Senior Men game between CAMO and Laval. Both teams had their chances in the game, but it was Felix Poliseno’s goal at the beginning of the fourth quarter that made the difference for CAMO and helped them get the 13-12 win.

WPC would like to especially thank all the host clubs from this past weekend: The volunteers from KW Inferno, who hosted their first every NCL event this past weekend. The volunteers from Pacific Storm for their help on Sunday night in Richmond, and the Ottawa Titans for their efforts in hosting 25 games in three days at the Nepean Sportsplex. A special thanks also goes out to Capital Wave for their collaboration in providing equipment in Nepean.

This Week in the NCL

This week will finish off the year of 2017 with 9 games. Over the weekend, there will be games hosted by Laval, Toronto and St-Lambert with the last game of the year being played between the Senior Women’s St-Lambert and CAMO.

Happy Holidays from everyone here at Water Polo Canada!

Photo credit : Grant Crowe 


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