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SHANGHAI, China, July 26. THE quarterfinals of the men's water polo tournament continued today at the FINA World Championships, while 13th-16th places have been decided as well.
In a heartbreaker, Hungary downed the U.S., 9-8, in a quarterfinal matchup. Norbert Madaras, Denes Andor Varga and Daniel Rudolf Varga led a balanced scoring attack by Hungary with two goals each. Peter Varellas and Ryan Bailey each had a hat trick for the Stars and Stripes, but it wasn't enough to remain in medal contention.
Serbia followed with a 9-4 thrashing of Germany in another quarterfinal. Filip Filipovic went four-for-nine from the field for Serbia in the win, while teammate Dusko Pijetlovic notched a hat trick as well. Four different players scored for Germany in the loss.
Croatia topped Montenegro, 9-6, in the third quarterfinal matchup of the day. Maro Jokovic collected four goals in the win, while Aleksandar Radovic paced Montenegro with two goals in the loss.
Italy bounced Spain, 10-6, in the final match of the day. Pietro Figlioli tallied four goals in the win for Italy, while six separate players scored for Spain.
Canada topped Romania, 12-8, in the first 9th-12th place semifinal match. Justin Boyd notched four goals for Canada, while teammate Nicolas Constantin Bicari tallied a hat trick. Cosmin Alexandru Radu and Tiberiu Negrean connected with hat tricks in the loss for Romania.
Australia smashed Japan, 15-9, in another 9th-12th place semifinal match. Anthony Martin, Samuel McGregor and Rhys Howden each scored a hat trick for the Aussies, while Koji Takei paced Japan with a hat trick in the loss.
Kazakhstan edged Brazil, 9-7, in the 13th-14th place match. Evgeniy Zhilyayev connected for a hat trick for Kazakhstan, while Felipe Silva turned in two goals as Brazil's leading scorer.
China won the 15th-16th place match, 9-4, over South Africa. Yu Lijun and Li Bin both tallied two goals to lead China, while Ryan Mckay Bell posted two goals to provide half of South Africa's offensive production.
Results: FINA World Championships, Water Polo Day 10
Courtesy of: Swimming World Magazine