The USA Men’s Senior National Team opened play at the Volvo Cup with a 20-11 loss to Serbia earlier today. Alex Bowen (Santee, CA/Stanford/Stanford) and Bret Bonanni (Huntington Beach, CA/Stanford/Stanford) scored three goals each in the loss while McQuin Baron (North Tustin, CA/Mater Dei HS/United) andDrew Holland (Orinda, CA/Stanford/Lamorinda) split time in net recording nine saves. Team USA will be back in action tomorrow when they meet Germany at 5am pst. Live scoring for the match is available by clicking here.
Serbia was in control throughout the match building a 5-2 lead after the first period and a 9-4 lead at halftime. Serbia continued the offensive surge in the third scoring six more goals to take a 15-7 advantage. They closed out the match with five more goals in the fourth on the way to the victory.
Team USA went 2/6 on power plays while Serbia was 6/8. Other goal scorers for the United States included Michael Rosenthal (Miami, FL/USC/NYAC), Dan Matulis (Milford, OH/Long Beach State/Rockford Aquatics), Alex Obert (Stockton, CA/Pacific/Sac Polo), Nolan McConnell(Laguna Beach, CA/Long Beach State/SET), and John Mann (Newport Beach, CA/California/NYAC).
USA 11 (2, 2, 3, 4) A. Bowen 3, B. Bonanni 3, M. Rosenthal 1, D. Matulis 1, A. Obert 1, N. McConnell 1, J. Mann 1
SRB 20 (5, 4, 6, 5) Filipovic 5, Pjetlovic 3, Rasovice 3, Prlainovic 2, Mitrovic 2, Ubovic 2, Gocic 1, Dedovic 1, Markovic 1
Saves – USA – M. Baron 6, D. Holland 3
6×5 – USA – 2/6 – SRB 6/8
This release was provided to SwimSwam courtesy of USA Water Polo.