martedì 31 marzo 2015

FINA Men's World League Intercontinental Qualification Tournament Corona del Mar HS, Newport Beach, California

Canada rallies late to beat USA

Scoring the game's final 3 goals Canada rallied late to beat World League Interncontinental Tournament hosts USA 10-9 on the opening day of the Super Final qualification tournament. With 2.36 remaining Canada's top scorer Jared McElroy netted his 4th shot of the contest to give Canada the win overcoming a 0-5 run by the home team in the third period. It marked the last action on the first of six days of competition in Newport Beach, California. The tournament opener saw Australia posting a nice 10-13 victory over fellow Super Final contenders Brazil. London Olympian Johnno Cotterill led the Aussie Sharks scorers with 5 as they grabbed control in a dominant third quarter and did not let go. Kazakhstan and China battled out another close contest, won by Kazakhstan 10-9 on a winning goal by former Serbian international and two-time European champion (2001, 2006) but now playing for the Asian squad, Branko Peković with still 3.49 remaining. Kazakhstan then survived a tense final phase including two ejections on their side to beat the continental rivals. Japan meanwhile started off well by beating Argentina 14-9. 

Monday, 30 March

Brazil vs. Australia 10-13 (3-2, 4-4, 1-5, 2-2)
Kazakhstan vs. China 10-9 (2-5, 4-3, 2-0, 2-1)
Japan vs. Argentina 14-9 (4-4, 5-1, 2-1, 3-3)
Canada vs. USA 10-9 (4-2, 3-1, 0-5, 3-1)

Tuesday, 31 March

15.30: Brazil vs. China
17.00: Canada vs. Argentina
18.30: Kazakhstan vs. Australia
20.00: Japan vs. USA

Wednesday, 1 April

15.30: Brazil vs. Kazakhstan
17.00: Canada vs. Japan
18.30: Australia vs. China
20.00: USA vs. Argentina

Thursday, 2 April

15.30: 2A vs. 3B - game 13
17.00: 3A vs. 2B - game 14
18.30: 1A vs. 4B - game 15
20.00: 4A vs. 1B - game 16

Friday, 3 April

15.30: L13 vs. L16 - game 17
17.00: L14 vs. L15 - game 18
18.30: W13 vs. W16 - game 19
20.00: W14 vs. W15 - game 20

Saturday, 4 April

09.00: L17 vs. L18
10.30: W17 vs. W18
12.00: L19 vs. L20
13.30: W19 vs. W20

N.b.: times mentioned are local time.

Top 4 qualifies for Super Final in Bergamo, Italy (23-28 June, 2015)

All games streamed live free of charge, click here.

USA Water Polo Interncontinental Tournament dedicated page, click here.

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