Teens plunge into serious competition

The region’s most serious water polo players trialled for Riverina open men’s and women’s teams at Oasis on Thursday, most were in their teens, keen to play at the highest level.

A fortnight earlier, the girls from Wagga High made it to the finals of the Riverina NSW CHS knock out in Albury, and lost 12-2 to finish runners-up.

Lauren Macleod was outstanding in goals and provided quality leadership for the team. Goal-scorers: Meg Mundy, Meg Senior, Bridie Sheridan, Ella Vineburg and Bree Watt.

The boys finished third overall. In a round match, they had a narrow 6-4 loss to Murray High the eventual winners. Goal-scorers: Cayleb Argus, Jacob Collingridge, Chandler Cox, Rex Gallaher, Sam Gardiner, Myles Kellam, Ethan Ross and Bodie Senior. 

Gallaher was rewarded with the Riverina Most Valuable Player’s award and he is hoping to take this good form with him to the NSW All School’s tournament in Sydney on March 20. Lauren Macleod was the runner up in the girl’s MVP award. 

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