It a stunning upset, Clarendon High School’s 1st water polo beat Johannesburg-based St Stithians College in the recent National All Girls’ Aquatics Festival in Gauteng, ending the host school’s 67-match winning streak.
The girls were on top form throughout the tournament, dominating the other schools in the initial group matches. First they beat Durban Girls’ College 20-2 then moved on to Johannesburg-based St Mary’s School who they defeated 10-4.
Finally, they secured their place in the quarter-finals by defeating Roedean School 6-3.
Clarendon cruised through the quarter and semi-finals, beating Pretoria Girls’ High School 19-3 and Durban Girls’ College 10-4 respectively.
They then faced off against St Stithians in the final, where they encountered significant resistance. Both teams seemed evenly matched but in the end, Clarendon was able to break through their opponent’s defences to secure a nail-biting 8-7 victory.