Demons, B52’s record near shut-outs in Geraldton women’s A-grade water polo, both also win in men’s

Reuben CarderMidwest Times
Mel Buscumb tries to get her hand to a shot.
Camera IconMel Buscumb tries to get her hand to a shot. Credit: Geraldton Guardian

Demons are top in the highest division of Geraldton women’s water polo after a near shut-out against Serpents on Sunday.

B52’s more than matched their effort on the score sheet, but could only manage second on the ladder, while in the men’s division there were tight scorelines. The Demons defence rallied in front of A-grade goalkeeper Mel Buscumb to restrict Serpents to two goals, show strong credentials as a challenger early in the season.

Zoe Sellers scored a hat-trick as Demons scored 10 on the day, with Olivia Higgs and 2020 nationals competitor Kobi Toomath getting two each. Narelle Cocking and Sabine Angelatos scored Serpents’ goals.

In the other women’s A-grade game, B52’s beat Rats 12-1. Emma Smith scored a hat-trick to help B52’s on their way, while Fina Dethlefsen scored for Rats.

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In the men’s A grade, B52’s just beat Rats.

They won 8-7 as Mick Rock and Kurt Tunbridge each scored two goals. Simon Teakle, James Pluschke and Kye McVee each got two for Rats, but it wasn’t enough.

Demons also had a narrow win, beating the Country Week side 9-7. Zacc Cross and Ben Vittino each got a hat-trick for Demons. Darcy Wiffen scored three for Country Week.

The Geraldton Water Polo Association’s Julia Gourley said the competition was balanced with good action in the lower divisions as well as the A grade.

B52’s beat Rats 9-4 in men’s B grade on Friday, while Demons beat B52’s Relics 12-3 on Saturday. In women’s B grade, B52’s had a huge 17-1 win over Rats and Serpents beat Demons 8-4.

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