Impressive Otter retain girls’ U15 title in ManchesterOctober 16, 2016
Otter completed the defence of their girls’ U15 ASA National Age Group Water Polo Championship title with an impressive display in Manchester.
The London side conceded just four goals across their five games, storming through their group with comprehensive victories over Cheltenham and Rotherham, then a 9-2 defeat of 2010 champions Tyldesley.
A repeat of last year’s final saw Otter see off City of Liverpool in the semis with a 12-2 win.
Newton Abbot awaited in the final, having reaching the medal match for the first time after a fifth place on their debut 12 months ago.
And while the Devon side had caught the eye with their performances in Manchester, the final was a one-sided affair.
A dominant display saw Otter storm to a 6-0 lead at half-time before adding another five goals in the second half.
They also secured their third shutout of the day as they finished 11-0 winners, with captain Erin Andrew finishing tournament top scorer with 14 goals.
“We have worked so hard for this and done loads of training so it feels really good,” said Andrew.
“We worked really well as a team and I think we’ve bonded as the tournament has gone on.
“Before the final, we just talked about having fun and think about what we’d done in training.”
Manchester outfit Tyldesley secured the bronze medal with a 9-4 victory over local rivals City of Liverpool.
- Gold: Otter (second title)
- Silver: Newton Abbot
- Bronze: Tyldesley
- Top Goalscorer: Erin Andrew, Otter – 14 goals
- Major Queen: Kate Harrison, Rotherham – eight fouls
U15 Girls’ Championships 2016 Results
|U15 Girls Group A|
|Rotherham||2 – 6||Tyldesley||FT|
|Otter||9 – 0||Cheltenham||FT|
|Tyldesley||5 – 2||Cheltenham||FT|
|Rotherham||0 – 16||Otter||FT|
|Tyldesley||2 – 9||Otter||FT|
|Rotherham||3 – 8||Cheltenham||FT|
|U15 Girls Group B|
|City of Liverpool||5 – 0||City of Manchester||FT|
|Otter Futura||0 – 9||Newton Abbot||FT|
|City of Manchester||0 – 5||Newton Abbot||FT|
|City of Liverpool||6 – 2||Otter Futura||FT|
|City of Manchester||0 – 5||Otter Futura||FT|
|City of Liverpool||2 – 6||Newton Abbot||FT|
|U15 Girls 5th-8th Place Playoff|
|Cheltenham||5 – 0||City of Manchester||FT|
|Otter Futura||1 – 8||Rotherham||FT|
|U15 Girls Semi Finals|
|Otter||12 – 2||City of Liverpool||FT|
|Newton Abbot||7 – 5||Tyldesley||FT|
|U15 Girls 7th-8th Place Playoff|
|Otter Futura||5 – 0||City Of Manchester||FT|
|U15 Girls 5th-6th Place Playoff|
|Cheltenham||5 – 7||Rotherham||FT|
|U15 Girls Bronze Medal Match|
|City of Liverpool||4 – 9||Tyldesley||FT|
|U15 Girls Final|
|Otter||11 – 0||Newton Abbot||FT|
U15 Girls Group A
U15 Girls Group B
|City of Liverpool||3||2||0||1||5||4|
|City of Manchester||3||0||0||3||-15||0|