SHARKS captain Leah Dodd is playing down expectations after a dominant start to the summer water polo season.
Last year’s beaten grand finalists knocked off premiers Pool Pirates 13-3 on Friday to make it two from two.
But Dodd said the scoreline wasn’t a true indication of the gap between the two sides.
“They have a number of players who travel and with the game on a Friday night they weren’t in the water,” she said.
“We also have the advantage of a team with a number of juniors who played through the winter and have just returned from a national championship.
“We were just a bit fitter and a bit faster to the ball.
“I still think they will be hard to beat.”
Dodd said teenager Bridget Johnson in goals was outstanding.
“She has the build for a goalie — she is tall and lanky,” she said.
“We are blessed with a strong group of juniors coming through the ranks at the moment.
“After losing a number of players from last year we expected that this season would be about rebuilding but these younger girls have made such rapid improvement we have been able to open with two wins.”