Womens Water Polo

Australian Olympic team 12, U.S. Olympic team 11

Date of competition: Sunday, July 6, 2008

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A late penalty turned into an American setback on Sunday when the Australia women's water polo team converted a penalty shot with no time left to hand Team USA a 12-11 loss in La Jolla as part of an exhibition tour between the two teams. They are scheduled to play two more matches -- Tuesday in Coronado and Thursday at Stanford at 6 p.m. Stanford grad Brenda Villa scored a gaol for the Americans.

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U.S. Olympic team
Australian Olympic team
Visitor scoring: (last name, goals) USA -- Golda 3, Hayes 2, Windes 2, van Norman 2, Wenger, Villa.
Home scoring: (last name, goals) AUS -- Knox 4, Rippon 3, J. Santoromito 2, Bead, Gofers, M. Santoromito.
Records: (league, overall) Goalie saves: Armstrong (USA) 9; McCormack (AUS) 6.
Notes on game: 6-on-5 goals/chances: USA 3-9; Australia 4-8. "Playing Australia is always great, playing them is always tough, every time we get a chance to play them it is a benefit," San Diego native Moriah van Norman said. "It's nice to be home and play, we don't get a chance to play here very often let alone in the United States so it is nice."

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