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World Championships: Serbia and Montenegro Defeats U.S. Men in Water Polo -- July 22, 2005

MONTREAL, Canada, July 22. THE final round of preliminary play at the World Water Polo Championships ended with the United States men falling to Serbia and Montenegro, 8-4. The Americans were handcuffed by a pair of penalty shots from Serbia in the third quarter. Goals from those opportunities provided the Serbs with a comfortable margin.

The United States received goals from Adam Wright, Jesse Smith, Ryan Bailey and Jeff Powers. The United States will return to action on Sunday in a second-round matchup with Italy. Meanwhile, the American women will play Cuba on Saturday in a second-round game.