Women's Intercontinental Tournament, Day 6: Australia, USA, Canada and Brazil qualify for Super Final
Game #1: Kazakhstan vs Venezuela 17-9
Kazakhstan came out and scored the first goal of the match. Venezuela was quick to answer with a goal of their own. Keeping the match close both teams played aggressively the entire first half. Venezuela managed to gain the lead with a score of six to five to end the half. Once the second half resumed Kazakstan had five unanswered goals to take the lead. Kazakhstan won the game with a final score of 17-9.
The Kazakhstan offense was led by Natalya Shepelina with five goals of her own. Other scorers included: Aizhan Akilbayeva(2), Assel Jakayeva (4), Anastassiya Mirshina (1), Oxana Saichuk (1), Anna Turova (1) Natalya Alexandrova (2).
Women's Intercontinental Tournament, Day 5: USA defeats China 14-10
Game #1 Brazil vs Kazakhstan 12-11
Brazil and Kazakhstan started off day 6 of the FINA Intercontinental Women’s Water Polo tournament with a close game. Both teams were tied going into the fourth quarter of play and Brazil ended up victorious with a score of 12-11. Izabella Chiappini played a strong offensive game for Brazil. Chiapinni scored 8 goals for the Brazillian’s who also had goals from Mirella Coutinlo (2), Mailina Canetti (1), and Lunianne Balloncas (1). Tess Oliveira played in goal for the Brazilian’s and made 6 saves.
Kazakhstan’s offense was lead by Oxana Saichuk who scored 4 goals for the team. Goal’s also came from Anna Turova (2), Natalya Shepelina(2), Marina Gritsenk (1), Natalya Alexandrova (1), and Assel Jakayeva (1). Alexandra Zharkova was in the goal for Kazakhstan and made 6 saves.
Women's Intercontinental Tournament, Day 4: Unbeaten USA and Australia advance to semis
Game #1 Canada vs Brazil 10-6
Day 4 of the FINA Women's Intercontinental Water Polo Tournament kicked ofF with Canada battling Brazil. The final score was 10-6 with Canada giving Brazil the loss. The game began with both goalies giving a solid effort. However, Canada took an early lead with two goals from Joelle Bekhazi. Bekhazi came out agressive early by forcing tunrovers and taking advantage of them on the offensive end. At the end of two periods Canada had a 5-2 lead over Brazil, with Izabella Chiappini scoring both goals for Brazil. Brazil tried to rally back with Mirella Coutilo scoring two goals for Team Brazil. However, Canada’s captain Krystina Alogbo and Monkika Eggens were too much for Brazil, both scored two goals in the second half. Handing Canada a 10-6 win over Brazil.
The Canadian offense was well balanced having six different scorers for today's contest. The Brazilian offense consisted of four different scorers for the contest. Top Scorer for both teams consisted of: CAN:Joelle Bekhazi (3), Krystina Alogbo (2), and Monika Eggens (2). BRA: Izabella Chiappini (2) and Mirella Coutinlo (2).
Ami Matsuo and Cameron Simpson finish on a high at Oceania Championships
Hosts New Zealand claimed the overall honours for number of wins in a tight battle with Australia on the final night of the Mayfair Pools Oceania Championships in Auckland.
Starting the night locked on 16 wins each, the Kiwis won three of the last four events for the 21-19 final scoreline.
Women's Intercontinental Tournament, Day 3: USA and Japan register tight wins after penalties
Game #1 Venezuela vs Australia 0-17
Venezuela battled Australia in the first game of the day. Australia was strong offensively and won 17-0. Australia was locked in defensively forcing turnovers and making Venezuela pay for their mistakes. It was a solid performance by Australian player Rowie Webster who totaled four goals for the afternoon. Lillian Hedges and Kelsey Wakefield split time in goal for the Australians. Hedges made 5 saves while Wakefield made 3. In goal for Venezuela was Lorena Godoy and Angela Calvo who also split time in the goal. Godoy made 7 saves for the Venezuelans while Calva made 2.
Women's Intercontinental Tournament, Day 2: Team USA defeats Kazakhstan 16-5
Game #1: Venezuela vs China 6-24
China and Venezuela kicked off day 2 of the FINA Intercontinental Women's Water Polo tournament today. Venezuela came out strong but could not hold off China's aggressive play. China led the first half 12-4 with a dominating offense. China's goalie Lin Peng played the entire game as well as Venezuela's goalie Angela Calvo. China went on to win the game 24-6.
The Chinese offense was led by Dong Lun Song scored 5 goals. Other scorers for China included: Li Shu Jin (2), Sun Yu Jun (3), Chew Hui Li (2), Zhang Cong (1), Zhao Zi Han (4), Tian Jia Ning (1), Wang Xin Yan (1). Venezuela's offense was lead by Yineldy Araujo with 3 goals. Other scorers included: Jeisnaimil Agelvis (2), Dulce Hernandez (1),Sun Ya Ting (5).
Women's Intercontinental Tournament, Day 1: Australia upsets defending World League champion China
Game #1 Brazil vs Venezuela 12-2
Brazil and Venezuela kicked off the FINA Intercontinental Women's Water Polo tournament today May 20, 2014. Brazil won the game with a final score of 12-2. They led the game the whole time with a dominating offensive and solid play by both goalie's: Tess Oliveria who played 3 quarters and Victoria Chamarro who remained in goal for the rest of the game. Both goalies for Brazil allowed 1 goal each.
The Brazilian offense was lead by Mirella Coutinlo and Izabella Chiappini who scored 3 goals a piece. Other scorers for Brazil included Mailina Canetti (2), Mailina Zablith (1), Amanda Oliveria (1), Melani Dias (1), and Diana Abla (1). Venezuela's offense was lead by Ana Balsero who scored both goals for the team. Lorena Godoy was in goal for the whole game for Venezuela.
Kiwi Stanley and Kent finish 1-2 in 200m free at Oceania Swimming Champs
Competition is good, even among friends as Commonwealth Games teammates found out on the opening night of finals at the Mayfair Pools Oceania Championships in Auckland, New Zealand, on May 20, 2014.
National record holder Matthew Stanley came from behind to pip the fastest qualifier Steven Kent by just six hundredths of a second in the final of the 200m freestyle at the West Wave Aquatic Centre in Henderson.
Hungary's Hosszu claims six victories in Charlotte Grand Prix
Hungary's Katinka Hosszu was a double winner for the third straight night, picking up victories in the 200m individual medley and 200m backstroke, and U.S. Olympian Connor Jaeger (Fair Haven, N.J.) earned his third win of the meet in the men's 1500m freestyle.
Six-time Olympic medallist Allison Schmitt (Canton, Mich.) sprinted to victory in the 100m freestyle and fellow gold medallist Anthony Ervin (Valencia, Calif.) earned a tie in the same event to lead the USA Swimming National Team members in action Sunday at the Arena Grand Prix at Charlotte at the Mecklenburg County Aquatic Center.
Phelps wins 100m fly in Charlotte, hungry for more
There's something to be said for consistency after a long layoff. Michael Phelps, in the only final we'll see from him this week at the 2014 Charlotte Grand Prix, won the men's 100m butterfly in a 52.13. That ties his sixth-best-in-the-world time from the Mesa Grand Prix in April, as he's now gone identical times in both of his 100m fly finals swims since returning from retirement. This was Phelps' first win since his return to competition.
While the final time was the same, Phelps swam a very different race in Charlotte than he did in Mesa. With a fast-starting Belarusian Pavel Sankovich next to him, Phelps went after the first 50 to the tune of a 24.3 front-half split. That's a significant four-tenths better than he was in his first 50 in Mesa, where he was next to Ryan Lochte, who like Phelps is not known as a fast-starter in the 100m fly.
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