WATER POLO USA Women Take Second Straight Win Over Canada With 17-5 Victory In Los Alamitos

Los Alamitos, CA – May 19 – The USA Women continued their winning ways as they ran away with a 17-5 victory over Canada in the second game of their three game exhibition series on Wednesday afternoon at the Los Alamitos Joint Forces Training Base. Maddie Musselman powered Team USA's offense with four goals and two assists while Amanda Longan and Gabby Stone split time in net with each recording six saves.

The series wraps up this Friday at Dos Pueblos High School in Goleta, CA at 6:00 PM PT. The game will be live streamed using Joymo and registered users can re-watch the previous games as well. Also live stats will be provided by thefosh.net.

Team USA's offensive firepower continued into game two as Alys Williams quickly put Team USA up 1-0. After shutting down a 6-on-4 Canadian opportunity the USA Women would score two more goals as they took a 3-0 lead at the end of the first quarter with Musselman notching her first. It was a similar story in the second as three unanswered goals pushed Team USA's lead up to 6-0. Canada then responded with their first from Kyra Christmas on the power play and followed that up with another to make it 6-2. Team USA closed the half with two more goals including a great behind the back flip goal over the goalkeeper by Stephania Haralabidis as they pushed their lead to 8-2 at halftime.

It was all Team USA in the third as their defense continued to shut down Canada while the offense scored five more times powered by five different scorers as the USA Women increased their lead to 13-2. Canada regrouped after the third and came out firing as Amanda Amorosa connected on a goal to cut it to 13-3. Team USA didn't step off the gas though as Captain Maggie Steffens ripped a goal in off a great pass from Haralabidis to make it 14-3. From there the teams exchanged goals with Rachel Fattal putting the final nail in the coffin as Team USA prevailed 17-5.

Team USA went 4/7 on power plays and did not attempt a penalty while Canada was 1/6 on the power play and did not attempt a penalty

Scoring

USA 17 (3, 5, 5, 4)

CAN 5 (0, 2, 0, 3)

USA: M. Musselman 4, S. Haralabidis 3, R. Fattal 2, M. Steffens 2, A. Williams 2, M. Seidemann 1, P. Hauschild 1, J. Neushul 1, A. Fischer 1

CAN: K. Christmas 2, A. Crevier 2, A. Amorosa 1

Saves – USA – A. Longan – 6, G. Stone – 6 – CAN – C. Wright – 3, J. Gaudreault – 0

6-on-5 – USA – 4/7 – CAN – 1/6

Penalties – USA 0/0 – CAN – 0/0

Referees – Jennifer McCall, Marie-Claude Deslieres

Greg Mescall

Director of Communications, USA Water Polo

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