Women’s Water Polo Wins Fourth Straight At World University Games

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August 23rd, 2017 Water Polo

USA Water Polo Women’s National Team – World University Games

Group Play – USA 17 Australia 3 – Full Recap

Taipei, Taiwan – August 22 – The USA Women’s National Team defeated Australia 17-3 for their third straight victory at the World University Games in Taiwan. Kat Klass (Danville, CA/Stanford) scored three goals to lead an offense that saw every field player score at least once. Gabby Stone (La Jolla, CA/Stanford) and Mia Rycraw (Walnut, CA/Arizona State) combined for eight saves in net. Team USA returns to play on Thursday against Italy at 5am et/2am pt. For more information on the tournament visit 2017.taipei. Live streaming is expected to be available of the semifinal matches and medal matches at LiveStream.com/FISU.

Group Play – USA 16 Italy 3 – Full Recap

Taipei, Taiwan – August 24 – The USA Women’s National Team continues to roll along at the World University Games after defeating Italy 16-3 today for their fourth straight win to claim the Group B title. Jamie Neushul (Isla Vista, CA/Stanford) scored four goals with Gabby Stone (La Jolla, CA/Stanford) and Mia Rycraw (Walnut, CA/Arizona State) combining for nine saves. Team USA closes out group play on Friday against Greece at 3am et/12am pt. For more information on the tournament visit 2017.taipei. Live streaming is expected to be available of the semifinal matches and medal matches at LiveStream.com/FISU.

USA Water Polo Men’s National Team – World University Games

Group Play – USA 12 Romania 6 – Full Recap

Taipei, Taiwan – August 21 – After starting the tournament with a close loss and a draw the USA Men’s National Team earned their first win at the World University Games defeating Romania 12-6. Olympian Alex Obert (Loomis, CA/Pacific) led the way with three goals on offense with Chris Whitelegge (Costa Mesa, CA/Coastline CC) recording 12 saves in net. Team USA returns to play on Wednesday when they meet Italy in the qualification round at 3:40am et/12:40am pt. Team USA finishes Group D play at 1-1-1. For more information on the tournament visit 2017.taipei. Live streaming is expected to be available of the semifinal matches and medal matches at LiveStream.com/FISU.

Quarterfinal Qualification – USA 9 Italy 12 – Full Recap

Taipei, Taiwan – August 23 – The USA Men’s National Team dropped a 12-9 decision to Italy in the quarterfinal qualification round at the World University Games. Luis Araya (Stockton, CA/Pacific) led the offense with three goals while Chris Whitelegge (Costa Mesa, CA/Coastline CC) added 10 saves in net. Team USA now moves on to the 9th-16th place bracket where they will meet Romania in the quarterfinals on Friday at 12am et/9pm pt (August 24). The two teams met earlier this week with the United States winning 12-6. For more information on the tournament visit 2017.taipei. Live streaming is expected to be available of the 1st-4th semifinal matches and medal matches at LiveStream.com/FISU.

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