Team USA was poised for a more competitive game in round two of their four-match exhibition series against the highly ranked men of Serbia. In many ways it turned out to be less so as the American water polo team displayed a brand of defense not often seen on this side of the Atlantic, holding their opponents to a single goal in the second half. The USA won 9-5 over Serbia on Thursday in Riverside in front of a packed crowd.
The score was closer in the series opener on Tuesday in La Jolla. That match hosted a similarly big crowd and earned coverage from Cronkite Sports LA. Five-goal scorer John Mann and Head Coach Dejan Udovicic spoke to them after the win.
Both games are now available for viewing in their entirety.
USA Men vs. Serbia, La Jolla
USA Men vs. Serbia, Riverside