The dynasty continues.
Westdale Secondary School captured its ninth straight Hamilton public senior girls water polo title Tuesday, edging Ancaster High School, 1-0, at Jimmy Thompson Pool.
Westdale’s Liv Magnien scored the game’s only goal with three minutes and 14 seconds remaining in the final period to secure the victory for the Warriors. Breanne Hyslop notched the shutout for Westdale in the win.
The victory was the school’s 18th overall senior girls water polo title.
In the bronze medal game, Westmount beat Dundas Valley, 7-3. Westmount’s Marissa McComb had four goals while Danielle Datzkiw registered two and Brianna Chapple added another. Dundas Valley’s scores included Rily Kunc, Heather Nichols and Sarah Jerome.
In the junior championship, the No. 4 seeded Waterdown Warriors shocked the No. 2 seeded Sherwood Saints winning 5-4 with Waterdown’s Madison Couture scoring with just 26 seconds remaining in regulation.
Sherwood held a 4-3 lead heading into the final frame but a goal by Rachel Brown tied the game with Couture notching the game winner in the fourth period.
Brown registered a hat-trick in the contest while the game winner was Couture’s second. Haley McComb had three goals while Alainee Miges added the other in the loss for Sherwood.
It marks just the second time Waterdown has won the junior girls water polo championship. The first was in 2004-05.
The junior girls bronze medal game saw Westdale topple Saltfleet, 9-0. Cassie Woodhouse starred in the game notching six of the nine goals for the Warriors. Sidney Jessome, Katie Agar and Zoe Sirko rounded out the scoring for Westdale.
HWIAC Girls Water polo Results
Gold Medal Game: Westdale SS def. Ancaster HS 1-0
Bronze Medal Game: Westmount SS def. Dundas Valley 7-3
Gold Medal Game: Waterdown DHS def. Sherwood SS 5-4
Bronze Medal Game: Westdale SS def. Saltfleet DHS 9-0