Game 11 (W): 12:10, Group C, SPAIN 8 RUSSIA 18

Shanghai 2011 - Water Polo Games Reports

Quarters: 1-4, 3-4, 3-6, 1-4

Referees: Daniel FLAHIVE (AUS), Marie-Claude DESLIERES (CAN)

Extra Man: ESP: 1/5. RUS: 3/3

Pen: ESP: 1/1

SPAIN: Ava COPADO, Blanca GIL (2), Ana ESPAR, Helena LLORET, Matilde ORTIZ, Paula CHILLADA (2), Lorena MIRANDA, Pilar PENA, Andrea BLAS (1), Ona MESEGUER (1), M. Carmen GARCIA (2), Marta BACH, Laura ESTER. Head Coach: Miguel OCA.
RUSSIA: Maria KOVTUNOVSKAYA, Nadezhda FEDOTOVA (1) Ekaterina PROKOFYEVA (5), Sofia KONUKH (1), Alexandra ANTONOVA (1), Natalia RYZHOVA-ALENICHEVA (2), Ekaterina LISUNOVA (4), Evgenia SOBOLEVA (1), Ekaterina TANKEEVA (1), Olga BELYAEVA (1), Evgenia IVANOVA (1), Yulia GAUFLER, Anna KANAUKH. Head Coach: Alexander KABANOV.

Russia produced a stunning performance against a team expected to put up a closer score. With PROKOFYEVA in sparkling form with five goals to give her seven from two matches, the Russians were dominate everywhere and relished the counter-attack and cross-passing. PROKOFYEVA scored three of her collection in the opening quarter as Russia settled into a rhythm. While GIL brought it back to 2-4, PROKOFYEVA made it 5-2. GARCIA pulled one back, but by halftime, thanks to two LISUNOVA strikes, Russia had a four-goal advantage. LISUNOVA scored her third at 9-4 and by the final break Russia was 14-7 adrift of Spain. LISUNOVA and PROKOFYEVA added to the their tallies in the final quarter while the final say went to CHILLADA 20 seconds from time. Spain shot at 38% but Russia had an impressive 60% statistic.