Game 9 (W): 09:30, Group B, UZBEKISTAN 6 CANADA 22

Shanghai 2011 - Water Polo Games Reports

Quarters: 2-6, 1-6, 1-7, 2-3

Referees: Juan MENENDEZ (CUB), Kazuhiko MAKITA (JPN)

Extra Man: UZB: 0/0. CAN 5/6

Pen: UZB: 1/1

Teams:
UZBEKISTAN: Elena DUKHANOVA, Daiana DADABAEVA (1), Aleksandra SARANCHA (2), Eseniya PIFTOR, Evgeniya IVANOVA, Liliya UMAROVA, Natalya PLYUSOVA (1), Anna SHEGLOVA (1), Ramilya HALIKOVA (1), Ekaterina MOROZOVA, Anastasiya OSIPENKO, Anna PLYUSOVA, Guzelya HAMITOVA. Head Coach: Akbar SADIKOV.
CANADA: Rachel RIDDELL, Krystina ALOGBO (5), Katrina MONTON (2), Emily CSIKOS (1), Joelle BEKHAZI (4), Whitney GENOWAY (4), Stephanie VALIN (2), Dominique PERREAULT (1), Monika EGGENS (1), Christine ROBINSON (1), Tara CAMPBELL, Marina RADU (1), Marissa JANSSENS. Head Coach: Pat OATEN.

This was just a case of how many and how long with the group leader Canada against the minnow. Canada used the session to great effect after a stirring three-goal victory over Australia on the opening day. As the quarter scores attest, Canada was by far the stronger team and pressured Uzbekistan into many mistakes and scored five goals on counter. Uzbekistan also scored on counter when SHEGLOVA lobbed on the drive in for 1-2. Uzbekistan scored either side of the first quarter break for 3-6 but Canada went to 17-3 before HALIKOVA scored.  SARANCHA finished the scoring for her team when on counter 39 seconds from time. Canadian head coach OATEN said it was important for his team to maintain the momentum of Sunday ahead of the third clash with New Zealand.