Water polo: USA women waltz to semifinals with Brazilian barrage

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Monday’s USA women’s water polo quarterfinal went according to plan, if not better.

The Americans eased to a 13-3 win over Brazil, as nine different players scored in the win. All of Brazil’s goals came after the USA opened up a 13-0 lead, and the home fans supporting their squad with vigor.

It didn’t take long for the No. 1 seeded Americans to take hold of the game, with Kami Craig working an early going inside the opening minute of play.

Kiley Neushel added to the lead just over a minute later, and it was 5-0 after a single quarter.

The Americans move onto the semifinals, where they’ll face the winner of Australia and Hungary.