Stanford senior Maggie Steffens scored three times, Cardinal grads Melissa Seidemann and Ashley Grossman also scored and the USA senior women's water polo team downed Hungary, 12-7, at the FINA World Championships on Saturday in Kazan, Russia.
The Americans (3-1, 24-2) advance into Monday's quarterfinal round, meeting Spain, their opponent in the gold medal match of the 2012 London Olympics.
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In the third, Mathewson, Steffens and Fattal scored to make it 10-2. Seidemann and Grossman added the final two goals. Incoming Stanford freshman Makenzie Fischer had her 5-game scoring streak snapped.
The United States went 4-for-7 on power plays and did not attempt a penalty while Hungary was 3-for-6 on power plays and converted its lone penalty shot.