The North Island Secondary Schools Water Polo Champs were held last week across pools in Auckland with our Premier team coming away with their third NISS title in consecutive years.
Drawn in Pool A they played the following games:
vs King’s College won 18-0
vs Bernard’s College won 15-6
vs Sacred Invitation won 13-3
vs Green Bay won 19-2
In the Championship Round they played:
vs Auckland Grammar won 12-7
vs St Kentigern College won 14-8
In the semi-final they faced Rangitoto College winning 6-3
Then they faced Auckland Grammar in the final. At 6-2 down at half time they needed to dig hard. With seven minutes left on the clock (in the third quarter) the team were down by four points. George Witana scored twice before the end the fourth quarter and then Ryan Pike sealed the victory by scoring twice in the last 20 seconds.
MVP was awarded to Ryan Pike, with an outstanding player award going to Andrew French who was superb in goal!
Well done boys, a fantastic season to date.