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. 

Scoring
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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