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USA women win again in World League Super Final

 

Three current or former Stanford players combined for six goals as the USA Women's Senior National Team picked up its second straight win at the FINA World League Super Final, 16-5 over Canada on Wednesday in Kunshan, China.

Stanford senior Annika Dries tallied three goals while junior Kiley Neushul added two and Cardinal grad Melissa Seidemann had one.


Stanford senior Annika Dries scored three goals in a 16-5 romp over Canada on Wednesday in Kunshan, China. Photo courtesy of USA Water Polo.
Alys Williams scored four goals to lead the offensive outburst while Sami Hill posted nine saves in net. Team USA finishes group play on Thursday with a match against Spain, the defending world champion.

Against Canada, the U.S. was in control throughout. After a 1-1 tie early in the first period, the Americans exploded for four straight goals to take a 5-1 lead in the second period.

Canada answered with a score to make it 5-2, but Team USA responded with three more goals from Kaleigh Gilchrist, Neushul and Rachel Fattal.

Leading at the half by 8-2, Team USA piled it on to open the third with two straight goals from Williams for a 10-2 lead. Dries and Kami Craig finished the period with goals and the USA remained in control at 12-3.

— Palo Alto Online Sports/USA Water Polo

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