LOS ALAMITOS, Cal., July 4. IN front of a patriotic American crowd, the Canadian women's water polo team beat the United States national team, 5-4, tonight, at the Holiday Cup international water polo tournament being held at the USA National Aquatic Center, in Los Alamitos, California.
With chants of "USA, USA" ringing throughout the game, Team USA fought hard in the water. The two continental rivals traded goal for goal until the final buzzer sounded. The game was a defensive struggle throughout, as both teams were led by the outstanding play of their goalkeepers.
Team USA goalie, Bernice Orwig (Anaheim, Ca) and Canadian net-minder, Whynter La Marre each made eleven saves. La Marre's final save came with 15 seconds
remaining in regulation and prevented the U.S. from tying the game and sending it in to overtime.
With the victory, Canada gains control of the Silva Cup. Named after Orange County Supervisor, Jim Silva, the perpetual cup is awarded annually to the winner of every U.S.A. – Canada game played, in the Los Alamitos pool.
On Thursday, July 5,2001, exciting Holiday Cup action continues as the U.S. women's national team will sign autographs throughout the evening of top international competition. Children, ages 14 and under will be admitted free. July 5th games are as follows:
5:15 PM- Netherlands vs. USA Junior Team
6:30 PM- Italy vs Brazil
Preliminary Game (2nd Game of the Evening)
Canada 2 1 2 0 — 5
USA 1 1 2 0 — 4
USA: Dingeldein, Sheehy, Beauregard, von Schwartz
Canada: Dow 3, Campbell, Bagin
USA: Orwig 11
Canada: La Marre 11
USA: 3 for 9
Canada: 3 for 4
Preliminary Game (1st game of the Evening)
Italy 2 2 4 3 — 11
Netherlands 0 1 2 2 — 5
Italy: Malato 3, Miceli 2, Di Mario 2, Sciolti 2,
Netherlands: De Bruin 3, V.D. Sloot, Koot
Italy: Conti 13
Netherlands: Grurts 6
Italy: 3 for 5
Netherlands: 3 for 9
Italy: 2 for 2
Netherlands: 1 for 1