USA Women’s Water Polo Defeats Japan 17-4 At World League

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June 06th, 2017 News, Water Polo

The USA Women’s National Team picked up their second straight win at the FINA World League Super Final in dominant fashion as they defeated Japan 17-4. Nine different players found the back of the net for Team USA led by three goals from Alys Williams (Huntington Beach, CA/UCLA/HBWPC). Mia Rycraw (Walnut, CA/Arizona State/Sun Devil) did the job in net recording six saves and five steals. Team USA closes out group play on Thursday when they meet Russia at 1:20am pt. Live streaming has been made available on local Shanghai television can be accessed by visiting http://live.qq.com/10022698 (subject to change).

Team USA opened up a 4-1 lead after the first quarter and a 7-2 lead at halftime. They put the game away in the third quarter with a six goal effort to build a 13-3 advantage going to the final eight minutes. In the fourth quarter the United States added four more goals to win the match 17-4.

A day after failing to convert a single power play in a win over the Netherlands, Team USA was much better in the win over Japan going 8/13 on player advantages while Japan was just 1/3. Neither side attempted a penalty shot.

Scoring

USA 17 (4, 3, 6, 4) A. Williams 3, M. Brooks 2, A. Fischer 2, M. Fischer 2, J. Neushul 2, K. Neushul 2, M Steffens 2, M. Musselman 1, M. Seidemann 1
JPN 4 (1, 1, 1, 1)
Saves – USA – M. Rycraw 6
6×5 – USA – 8/13 – JPN – 1/3
Penalties – USA – 0/0 – JPN – 0/0
Water Polo news courtesy of USA Water Polo.

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