CHANGSHU, China, May 31. THE U.S. Olympic Women's Water Polo Team dominated Germany in a 17-3 win to complete group play at the FINA World League Super Final with a perfect record. The team now advances to a quarterfinal match-up with Italy on Friday. Nine different players scored in the win for Team USA, led by three goals from Melissa Seidemann (Walnut Creek, CA/Stanford/Stanford). Tumua Anae (Newport Beach, CA/USC/SOCAL) did the job in net, turning aside seven shots.
Team USA was never challenged in this match leading 5-0 after the first period and 10-1 at halftime. In the third they expanded to a 13-2 lead after the third quarter and closed the match out by outscoring the Germans 4-1 in the final period. The United States went 2/5 on power plays while Germany was 0/1. Team USA missed their lone penalty shot while Germany did not attempt any.
USA 17 (5, 5, 3, 4) M. Seidemann 3, M. Steffens 2, J. Steffens 2, K. Rulon 2, K. Craig 2, H. Petri 2, A. Dries 2, E. Windes 1, L. Wenger 1
GER 3 (0, 1, 1, 1)
Saves – USA – T. Anae – 7
6×5 – USA – 2/5 – GER 0-1
Penalties – USA 0/1 – GER 0-0
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