USA Men Edge Serbia Late at University Games

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The men’s tournament witnessed a thrilling meeting between Serbia and the USA on the seventh day of water polo action at the 2015 Universiade in Gwangju, Korea. The outcome was decided by Ryder Roberts for USA who scored with just 9 seconds remaining to give his team a decisive 6-7 edge.

Another close game was to be seen earlier that day as China and Turkey drew level 11-11. Russia made no mistake facing Japan, 15-5, while Hungary raced past Brazil 13-3. France meanwhile boosted their confidence by beating Italy 8-10 and finally the Netherlands enjoyed an easy match-up with hosts Korea as they cruised to a 5-24 victory. The men will conclude group play on Friday.

The tournament saw the women’s final round of group stage matches before the quarterfinals and classification matches kick off on Thursday.  Here Italy triumphed over USA in a close match-up 9-10 while Hungary posted an 11-5 win over France. Italy now meets Japan in the quarterfinals while faces unbeaten Canada.

2015 Universiade
Gwangju, Korea

Day 7 results

Wednesday, 8 July

WOMEN

USA vs. Italy 9-10 (2-3, 3-4, 2-1, 2-2)
Hungary vs. France 11-5 (1-1, 3-1, 5-2, 2-1)

MEN

China vs. Turkey 11-11 (5-2, 3-2, 1-3, 2-4)
Russia vs. Japan 15-5 (3-2, 4-1, 2-0, 6-2)
Serbia vs. USA 6-7 (1-2, 1-1, 4-2, 0-2)
Hungary vs. Brazil 13-3 (4-0, 3-1, 2-1, 4-1)
Italy vs. France 8-10 (1-2, 2-1, 3-3, 2-4)
Korea vs. Netherlands 5-24 (2-6, 2-5, 1-4, 0-9)

Schedule day 8

Thursday, 9 July

WOMEN

14.00: Serbia vs. France – 7th-10th place classification
15.30: Canada vs. Hungary – quarterfinal
17.00: Russia vs. USA – quarterfinal
18.30: Japan vs. Italy – quarterfinal
20.00: China vs. Australia – quarterfinal

N.b.: time mentioned is local time.