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Team USA utilizes its depth in WUG water polo victory

 
Stanford sophomore Kat Klass scored twice for Team USA in its 19-1 victory over Argentina on Sunday. Photo courtesy of Stanford Athletics.

Stanford senior Jordan Raney scored four goals and made two steals and the United States women's water polo team won its second straight at the World University Games in Taipei, Taiwan on Sunday, beating Argentina 19-1.

Through the first two games, the Americans have outscored their opponents by a 34-5 margin. The U.S meets Australia on Tuesday.


Jordan Raney
Cardinal senior Jamie Neushul added three goals and Madison Berggren had two goals and a team best three steals. Eight different players recorded an assist for the U.S.

Stanford sophomore Kat Klass added a pair of goals and Kiley Neushul and incoming Stanford freshman Aria Fischer also scored.

The Cardinal has eight players on the roster of the WUG team. Gabby Stone started in the net against France and Dani Jackovich scored twice in Saturday's opener.

Arizona State's Mia Rycraw recorded 10 saves against Argentina, which was 1-of-21 overall from the field.

Eight different players scored to make it 8-0 early in the second quarter. UCLA's Alys Williams opened the scoring just over a minute into the game.

Up 11-1 at the half, Jamie and Kiley Neushul combined to score the first three goals of the second half.

Every field player either scored a goal or recorded an assist for the Americans, who were 2-of-2 on power plays and converted two penalty shots. Argentina was 0-of-3 on power plays.

— Palo Alto Online Sports/USA water polo

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