Russell McKinnon, FINA Media Committee Member

Kunshan, China, May 30.— United States of America topped Group B on the third day of the FINA Women’s Water Polo World League Super Final at the Kunshan Sports Centre on Wednesday. 

After a slow start, USA kept ahead of Russia for the rest of the match and converted an incredible six from eight on extra-man attack.

In the final match of the group, Canada romped to 8-0 before beating Japan 13-4, thanks to four goals from Monika Eggens in the first 10 minutes. Canada secured second spot behind USA and Russia took third and Japan fourth.

In Group A, Spain scored inside the last four seconds to secure a come-from-behind 10-9 victory over Australia. Beatriz Ortiz netted her third goal with the winner, with the previous advantage back at 2-1.

In the final match, Netherlands took out top spot with a 10-7 defeat of China, the difference being a three-goal advantage in the second quarter and China had to settle for third.

Final Points:

Group A: Netherlands 9, Spain 6, China 3, Australia 0.

Group B: USA 9, Canada 6, Russia 3, Japan 0.

Thursday Schedule:

Crossovers (Quarterfinals) — China match subject to possiblechange

15:00, ESP v RUS

16:30, CHN v CAN

18:00, NED v JPN

19:30, AUS v USA