Men's Junior National Team

USA Junior Men To Play For Seventh At FINA Junior World Championship After 12-10 Loss To Montenegro


Aug. 12, 2017

Belgrade, Serbia - August 12 - The USA Men's Junior National Team will play for seventh place at the FINA Junior World Championship after dropping a 12-10 match to Montenegro. Quinten Osborne scored three goals to lead the offense with Alex Wolf stopping 14 shots. Team USA will take on Italy on Sunday at 10am et/7am pt. The game will stream LIVE on the Water Polo Serbia Facebook page and can be accessed by clicking here. To watch a full replay of USA-Montenegro, click here. For more information on the tournament, click here

Hannes Daube started the scoring for Team USA going ahead 1-0 a little over a minute into the match. The teams proceeded to alternate scoring goals over the rest of the period with Jake Ehrhardt and Osborne scoring to leave the match tied at 3-3 after the first quarter.

Montenegro took their first lead just two minutes into the second period but the United States tied it up a minute later on a Tyler Abramson goal with 5:03 left in the first half. Montenegro started to pull away after, scoring five of the next seven goals to go up 9-6 with one second left in the first half. 

Daube scored to open the third period to make it 9-7 but Montenegro added two of the next three goals for an 11-8 lead going to the fourth. Team USA started to rally in the fourth quarter as Osborne connected for his third goal of the match to make it 11-9. Johnny Hooper scored on the very next possession for Team USA for an 11-10 game with seven minutes to play. Neither side would find the back of the net for the following five minutes until Montenegro added their first goal of the period for a 12-10 advantage with 2:17 to go in the match. Team USA would get no closer as Montenegro hung on for the two goal win.

Team USA went 3/11 on power plays and 1/1 on penalty shots while Montenegro went 4/10 on power plays and 1/1 on penalty shots. 

Scoring - Scoresheet
USA 10 (3, 3, 2, 2) Q. Osborne 3, T. Abramson 2, H. Daube 2, J. Hooper 2, J. Ehrhardt 1
MNE 12 (3, 6, 2, 1)
Saves - USA - A. Wolf - 14
6x5 - USA - 3/11 - MNE - 4/10
Penalties - USA - 1/1 - MNE - 1/1

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