USA Water Polo Teams Earn Victories on Day Two of FINA Intercontinental

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Photo Courtesy: Stanford Athletics

Both the USA Water Polo men’s and women’s teams secured victories on the second day of competition at the 2018 FINA Intercontinental Tournament. Details from each match can be found below:

USA Men’s Match

Auckland, New Zealand – April 3 – The USA Men’s National Team picked up their second straight win at the FINA Intercontinental Tournament with an 18-3 win over Saudi Arabia.

Alex Roelse (Maarssen, Netherlands/UCLA/NYAC) and Ben Hallock (Westlake Village, CA/Stanford/LA Premier) scored four goals each in the win. Alex Wolf (Huntington Beach, CA/UCLA/Bruin) and Drew Holland (Orinda, CA/Stanford/Lamorinda) combined for nine saves in net.

Team USA returns to play on Wednesday against Japan at 8:40pm pt/5:40pm pt. Live streaming is available by clicking here. For more information on the event, visit FINAAuckland2018.com. Watch a full recap of the USA-New Zealand game by clicking here.

Team USA put the match away early with a 7-1 lead after the first quarter and a 10-2 lead at halftime. They scored five unanswered goals in the third and then tacked on three more goals in the fourth to win by a 15 goal margin. Team USA went 6/7 on power plays and 0/1 on penalties with Saudi Arabia going 0/2 on power plays with no penalty shots attempts.

Scoring

USA 18 (7, 3, 5, 3) A. Roelse 4, B. Hallock 4, J. Hooper 2, A. Obert 2, M. Irving 2, C. Ramirez 1, H. Daube 1, N. Carniglia 1, M. Vavic 1
KSA 3 (1, 1, 0, 1)
Saves – USA – D. Holland 4, A. Wolf 5
6×5 – USA – 6/7 – KSA 0-2
Penalties – USA – 0/1 – KSA – 0/0

USA Women’s Match

Auckland, New Zealand – April 3 – The USA Women’s National Team bounced back from an opening match loss to Australia to defeat New Zealand ‘2’ 24-2. Five different players scored three goals to lead the scoring with Georgia Phillips posting four saves in net.

Team USA returns to action on Wednesday against Kazakhstan at 12:30pm et/9:30am pt. Live streaming is available by clicking here. For more information on the event, visit FINAAuckland2018.com. Watch a full recap of the USA-New Zealand game by clicking here.

Team USA jumped out to a 5-0 lead and built their advantage to 11-1 at intermission. They added seven more goals in the third before tacking on six goals in the fourth to secure the win. Team USA went 5/5 on power plays with New Zealand doing 1/3. Neither side attempted a penalty shot.

Scoring

USA 24 (5, 6, 7, 6) V. Ayala 3, M. Seidemann 3, J. Neushul 3, S. Haralabidis 3, A. Hill 3, B. Weber 2, R. Neushul 2, J. Roemer 2, A. Williams 2, K. Gilchrist 1
NZL2 2 (0, 1, 0, 1)
Saves – USA – G. Phillips 4
6×5 – USA – 5/5 – NZL2 – 1/3
Penalties – USA – 0/0 – NZL2 – 0/0

Press release courtesy of USA Water Polo.

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