Stanford grad Seidemann nets four goals for USA at Kunshan Cup


Stanford grad Melissa Seidemann scored four goals to help the United States women's water polo team down host China, 16-2, at the Kunshan Cup on Friday.

The Americans (21-2 overall) advance to Saturday's final against Australia, which has a two-match winning streak over Team USA.

Cardinal grad Kiley Neushul and Stanford freshman-to-be Mackenzie Fischer each added a pair. Menlo Park resident and Sacred Heart Prep grad KK Clark also netted a goal, as did Cardinal senior Maggie Steffens.

The Australians have edged the U.S. twice since May 26, both by the score of 5-4, though the Americans won each of the first four matches between the water polo powerhouses this year.

USA Cadet national team

Menlo School sophomore Sam Untrecht and his Stanford water polo club teammate Gabe Discipulo, of Aptos, helped the Americans win twice Friday, 10-5 over Szeged and 13-9 over Szolnoki in the Kids Final on Friday in Budapest, Hungary.

Team USA meets host Hungary in Saturday's final.

Untrecht scored three times in the win over Szeged, while Discipulo also scored in a match that was tied, 4-4, at halftime.

The U.S. led virtually the entire time against Szolnoki as Discipulo netted a goal.

— Palo Alto Online Sports/USA water polo

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