Fast Start for U.S. Women’s Squad at UANA Junior Pan American Water Polo Championships

US Men’s and Women’s Youth National Teams in Clearwater, FL. Photo Courtesy: USA Water Polo

In a strong opening defense of its 2017 title, yesterday the USA Women’s Youth National Team cruised to a convincing 16-4 win over Puerto Rico in its first appearance at the 2018 UANA Junior Pan American Championships in Clearwater, Florida.

The Long Center in Clearwater, FL. Photo Courtesy: USA Water Polo

The U.S. Junior men were back in action on Wednesday, where they faced Argentina in the day’s final match. Keeping pace with the Brazilians—who beat Puerto Rico 17-8 behind Vergara’s nine goals, including five in the fourth quarter—the US registered a 15-6 win on the strength of five goals by Tanner Pulice and two apiece from Kenny, Tierney, Zahn and Ethan Parrish. Team USA will play Puerto Rico today at 4:30 p.m.

After two full days of action, Group A standings for the men are:
Brazil (1-0-1)
U.S. (1-0-1)
Argentina (1-1)
Puerto Rico (0-2)

Group B standings are:
Canada (2-0)
Peru (1-1)
Colombia (1-1)
Barbados (0-2)

On the women’s side of the bracket, Canada is on top and will face the Americans on Saturday morning:
Canada (2-0)
U.S. (1-0)
Brazil (1-1)
Puerto Rico (1-1)
Argentina (0-2)

All results and scoring summaries are available on the USA Water Polo website by clicking here.

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