12U At March Madness, News (K-W Water Polo)

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12U At March Madness
Submitted By Calin Dragoiescu on Wed 03 27, 19
This past weekend saw the 12U KW Kraken travel to Etobicoke to compete in March Madness.

They were seeded in a very tough division facing opponents from across the province.

519 Sports Online  was there to capture the highlights of the KW vs. Hamilton game.

In their first game on Friday, the Kraken squared off against the Shadow Lions from Scarborough. The Kraken played fiercely, but narrowly were defeated by a score of 10-8.

Saturday’s first adversary was the Kraken's Golden Horseshoe neighbour, Hamilton. This game was back and forth through each of the four quarters until the last buzzer. When it ended in a draw. Final score 9-9.

The Kraken had no time to dwell on the tie as their next rival from Etobicoke awaited. This time it was Mavericks Black. A very powerful team that unfortunately when the game finished, came out ahead 14-2.

But Sunday was a new day! Showing great resiliency, the Kraken were right back in the water facing off against Mavericks Red this time. And HOW the tide had turned! The Krafty Kraken had learned from their previous defeat and out swam, out blocked, and out scored the Mavericks. Final score 15-2 KW!

Throughout the weekend the 12U Kraken showed a propensity to learn on the job. Sometimes picking up tips from opponents, sometimes from teammates. However, they struggled with recent FINA rule changes, and some incredibly key injuries.

In their final March Madness match, which in fact turned out to be a rematch against the Hamiltonians, they lost a nail biter 7-5 to their rivals. The 12U Kraken left it all in the pool, their tanks were empty, they could give no more.

A Kraken sized thank you to Coaches Adrian D, and Dora G for all the support, leadership, and guidance this weekend. Hats off to our 12U Kraken parents for travelling to support the team. Your boisterous cheering was so loud it could even be heard underwater. And finally, a hearty HIP HIP HOORAY for the players!! See you at the pool...

Provincials are NEXT!!!

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