PODGORICA, Montenegro, June 20. THE USA Men's Senior National Team bounced back from a loss to Serbia on Thursday with a 10-7 defeat of Australia today at the FINA World League Super Finals. The win moves Team USA into the semi-final round against an opponent to be determined.
As for this match it was Australia taking the momentum early on leading 3-2 after the first quarter. In the second the United States rebounded posting a shutout while adding on three goals to build a 5-3 halftime advantage. Following the intermission the United States kept building outscoring the Aussies 2-1 in the period to hold a 7-4 lead. In the final quarter the two teams each scored three goals apiece leaving the outcome in favor of the United States as they came away with a 10-7 victory.
Tony Azevedo and Peter Varellas led the way on offense with two goals apiece. Joining them were a mix of goal scorers adding a tally each including JW Krumpholz, Justin Johnson, Adam Wright, Jeff Powers, Layne Beaubien, and Brian Alexander. Merrill Moses did the job in net discarding 12 shots.
Team USA went 5/12 on player advantages and converted their lone penalty shot of the day.
USA: 10 (2, 3, 2, 3) T. Azevedo 2, P. Varellas 2, J. Krumpholz 1, J. Johnson 1, A. Wright 1, J. Powers 1, L. Beaubien 1, B. Alexander 1
AUS: 7 (3, 0, 1, 3)
Saves – USA – M. Moses 12
6×5 – USA – 5/12
Penalties – USA 1/1
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