DEL MAR PLATA, Argentina, October 7. ONE night after tying Greece at the World Junior Water Polo Championships, the United States claimed a 12-6 victory over Mexico on Friday morning. The U.S. held the lead from the start and benefited from an 11-save performance by goalie Chay Lapin. J.W. Krumpholz, who had a hat trick against Greece, torched Mexico for a quartet of goals.
The United States built a 7-3 advantage by the end of the second quarter and will have an off day on Saturday before facing Slovakia in a Sunday matchup. The U.S. is scheduled to play New Zealand on Monday.