Thailand mauls Malaysia in women's water polo opener
14 June, 2014
The women's water polo team from Thailand (in black swim caps) thrashed Malaysia in the second water polo match of the TYR SEA Swimming championship. (Photo by Sport Singapore/ Stanley Cheah)
For the second water polo game of the TYR SEA Swimming championship today, the Thailand women team won in a dominating fashion with the final score of 22-4.
The first quarter was a shut-out in favour of Thailand with a score of 6-0, and forcing 7 turnovers at the same time. Malaysia was able to score 2 goals in the second quarter but ended up falling behind by 10 points at halftime.
The Thailand team continued their dominance in the 3rd period with another shut-out of 4-0 and forcing 8 turnovers. The 3rd period ended with the score of 16-2.
Thailand player PapImol Munchawanont, said after the match: "We really feel tired, but we feel glad and we but feel very proud. We worked hard a lot and trained hard. We are happy because this team has been together for nine months now and we are all from Bangkok. For tomorrow I can’t imagine the match against Singapore. We know it will be a very difficult match."
"They are a very good team and I'm proud of them", said Kate, a fan from Thailand, who showed great fan support with their loud cheers and blowing of horns.
Malaysia converted only 1 out of 6 power plays. They were also awarded 2 penalty shots but missed both of them.
Malaysian captain Yap Yee Chuin was positive after the crushing defeat: "We seldom train together as we live far apart. This being our first game, we did what we could. We will go back, review it and hope to do better in the next game. Most of our players are young. I will tell them to take this opportunity to gain experience in international games like this to improve."