Men's Senior National Team

USA Men Down Kazakhstan 15-10 For Second Straight Win At FINA Intercontinental Tournament

Alex Wolf stopped 11 shots in the win over Kazakhstan
April 26, 2017

Gold Coast, Australia - April 26 - The USA Men's National Team picked up their second straight win at the FINA Intercontinental Tournament defeating Kazkahstan 15-10. Johnny Hooper (Los Angeles, CA/California/LA Premier), Alex Obert (Loomis, CA/Pacific/NYAC) and Marko Vavic (Rancho Palos Verdes, CA/Loyola HS/Trojan) all scored three goals in the victory. Alex Wolf (Huntington Beach, CA/UCLA/Bruin) and Zack Rhodes (Palm Desert, CA/Pepperdine/Waves WPF) combined for 13 saves in net. Team USA returns to action on Thursday when they meet China, with the time difference the game will begin at 10:30pm pt TONIGHT. Live streaming is now available for the rest of the tournament and can be accessed at the Water Polo Australia YouTube page by clicking here. Watch a replay of the Kazakhstan match by clicking here.  

Team USA jumped out to a 6-4 lead in the high scoring game and took a 10-8 lead into halftime. They increased the lead to three goals in the third quarter going ahead 12-9 and took the game by a final of 15-10. Team USA went 10/13 on power plays including two goals on double exclusions while Kazakhstan went 3/6 on power plays with neither side attempting a penalty. 

USA 15 (6, 4, 2, 3) J. Hooper 3, A. Obert 3, M. Vavic 3, M. De Trane 2, N. McConnell 1, J. Ehrhardt 1, H. Daube 1, N. Carniglia 1
KAZ 10 (4, 4, 1, 1)
Saves - USA - A. Wolf 11 - Z. Rhodes 2
6x5 - USA - 10/13 - KAZ - 3/6
Penalties - USA - 0/0 - KAZ - 0/0




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