There was plenty of firepower on display at Sutherland Aquatic centre as the ACU Cronulla Sharks Water Polo Club took on Sydney Uni in round three of the OVO Australian Water Polo League.
The Cronulla men's team had been sitting in second on the ladder after three wins and one loss but were brought back to reality with the students hammering home their advantage in the second half to win 16-9 after being equal at the break.
Cronulla's Japanese import Kohei Inaba got the Sharks on the board first, but they played catch up most of the game with Ugljesa Mihailovic putting some big goals past the Uni goalkeeper to keep things interesting.
The smaller mobile Sharks defence might have opened the scoreline, but the students led by Australian player Anthony Hrysanthos and George Ford wore them down with weight of possession.
The OVO Australian Water Polo League is Australia's premier domestic water polo competition with ten clubs Australia wide competing in the annual event comprising of both a men's and women's competition.
The 2020 OVO AWL Season will be held over eight rounds from January 24, with Finals held on April 3-5, 2020.
The Cronulla Sharks men's team were five-times winners through the 90s when the team was awash with Olympians with the Cronulla women's team dominate in the 2000s with two wins also with Olympic power.
The women's game was a one-sided affair with the Sydney Uni team stacked with four Australian team members making life extremely tough for Michaela Davies the Sharks Goalkeeper.
The Cronulla women were sitting on two wins and two losses before their encounter and have slipped to mid-ladder with plenty of games yet to play.
The scoreline blew out to 12-6 in favour of Uni and was played in front of the Australian men's and women's coach who put up with the atrocious spectator conditions under the new grandstand.
The Sharks now head to Western Australia for a round four road-trip against the Uni WA Torpedoes playing two games, one on Friday and one on Sunday.