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Raney scores three goals in U.S. women water polo win


Stanford senior Jordan Raney scored three goals and the USA women's national water polo team finished its run through Group B at the World University Games with an 18-3 victory over Greece in Taipei, Taiwan on Friday.

Team USA went 5-0 in group play with no game closer than 11 goals. Raney was matched in goals scored by UCLA's Alys Williams and Cal's Stephanie Mutafyan. Arizona State's Mia Rycraw and Cardinal senior Gabby Stone combined for eight saves in net.

Jordan Raney
Team USA meets Canada in the quarterfinal round on Saturday.

Stanford grad Kiley Neushul added a goal and three assists for Team USA, which held Greece scoreless through the first half while building a 9-0 halftime advantage.

Four different players scored in the first quarter: Williams, Raney, Kiley Neushul and UC Irvine's Mary Brooks.

The Americans scored five times in the second quarter, including goals from Stanford sophomore Kat Klass and USC's Brigetta Games.

The United States went up 12-0 in the third before Greece got on the board.

Incoming Stanford freshman Aria Fischer added a goal in the final period.

— USA Water Polo

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