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Womens Water Polo

U.S. Olympic Team 13, Australia 12

Date of competition: Friday, July 4, 2008

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Stanford grads Brenda Villa and Alison Gregorka and Cardinal senior Jessica Steffens each scored a goal as the United States Olympics women's water polo team beat Australia's Olympic team, 13-12, in an exhibition game in Los Alamitos on Friday night. The two teams will meet again on Sunday and Tuesday in Southern California and conclude their series on Thursday at Stanford's Avery Aquatic Center at 6 p.m.

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U.S. Olympic Team
Visitor scoring: (last name, goals) Team Australia -- Beadsworth 3, Knox 3, Fraser 2, Gynther 2, Gofers, Rippon.
Home scoring: (last name, goals) Team USA -- Golda 4, Windes 2, Hayes, Villa, Wenger, Cardenas, Steffens, Gregorka, Craig.
Records: (league, overall) Saves: USA - B. Armstrong 11 -- AUS - E. Knox 5
Notes on game: Brittany Hayes drew a five meter penalty in front of the goal which was made good by Natalie Golda for an 11-10 lead. The U.S. never trailed again. "We've been stressing counter attack and half court defense. Our set defense was good and I think we accomplished what we set out to today. Any time you can play against Australia you know they are bringing their "A" game to play us," Golda said.

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