Water Polo Women: Day 4: HUN 14 GBR 5
Hungary is one win from a half-century of victories at World Championships following its quarterfinal-qualifying 14-5 win over Great Britain. Great Britain, which bows out of the championship, is yet to win a match at this level, sitting alongside Puerto Rico as the only nations yet to win a match.
Great Britain is improving with every match and went 4-2 behind in both the first quarters and then held Hungary to 2-0 in the third. It could have been 2-1 if Fiona Winstanley–Smith had not been so selfless in trying to pass to a teammate when she had the goal at her mercy.
Claire Nixon scored her second to have the British at 11-5 but Hungary’s Barbara Bujka was in exceptional form. She scored two goals in the first quarter, one in the third and two in the fourth, lifting her championship total to 15. Dora Kisteleki gained her fourth for 13-5 and Dora Antal completed the qualifier for 14-5.
A sore point for Britain would be Hungary’s four conversions of extra-man attack and none from three when on attack.
Match 31: 20:10, Quarterfinal Qualification, HUNGARY 14 GREAT BRITAIN 5
Quarters: 4-2, 4-2,
Referees: Doriel Terpenka (CAN), Amber Drury (USA).
Extra Man: HUN: 4/8. GBR: 0/3
Pens: HUN: 1/1.
HUNGARY: Flora Bolonyai, Anna Illes, Dora Antal (1), Dora Kisteleki (4), Gabriella Szucs (1), Orsolya Takacs, Ibolya Miskolczi (1), Rita Keszthelyi (1), Ildiko Toth (1), Barbara Bujka (5), Krisztina Garda, Kata Menczinger, Orsolya Kaso. Head Coach: Andras Meresz.
GREAT BRITAIN: Rosemary Morris, Chloe Wilcox, Fiona McCann (1), Ciara Gibson-Byrne (1), Ainee Hoy, Claire Nixon (2), Lisa Gibson, Hazel Musgrove, Peggy Etiebet, Angela Winstanley-Smith (1), Francesca Clayton, Kathryn Fowler, Jade Smith. Head Coach: Paul Metz.
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