Figes fires Wests into Aussie National League Finals
18 April 2011
Craig Figes’ UNSW Wests Magpies confirmed their spot in the Australian National Water Polo League finals with two victories in their last two games.
The Great Britain captain scored twice in his team’s midweek match against Brisbane Barracudas but couldn’t prevent Wests slipping to an 11-10 defeat on the day.
But having scooped bronze after reaching the Finals Series 12 months ago, Wests fought hard to secure their playoff place again – beating Barracudas 11-6 in the return fixture before downing Drummoyne Devils 13-5 in their final regular season match.
Sean King’s season with SV Weiden in the German Bundesliga ran to a close on Sunday as they lost 14-3 in their playoff quarter final second leg with SG Waspo Hannover.
The result means Weiden finish the season in sixth – matching their result from last year.
Adam Scholefield’s PVSK-Fuszert started their 5-8 playoff campaign slowly, suffering a 9-6 defeat by FTC Fisher in their opening match.
Scholefield found the net for his side but PVSK found the going tough, never recovering from a 3-1 opening quarter deficit.
Ric Lawlor found the net in PSV-Eindhoven’s final regular season match of the season in the Dutch Hoofdklasse.
With their position in next weekend’s top division play-outs confirmed, there was little for PSV to play for on the day and they ultimately fell to a 9-5 defeat against KNZB-NTC.