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USA Men Lose To Italy In 13-12 Crossover Match – USA Water Polo

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Doha, Qatar – February 11 – Team USA fell to Italy 13-12 in the crossover game during the 2024 World Aquatics World Championships. Hannes Daube recorded 4 goals, Alex Obert earned 3, and Ryder Dodd & Johnny Hooper each netted 2 in the loss. 

Daube scored 2 to aid in USA’s 3-1 lead, but Italy tied the game at 3 by the end of the first quarter. Ryder Dodd scored late in the half to get USA’s 4th, then Italy jumped out ahead after back to back goals making it 6-4. In the third quarter, Dodd added his second then Alex Bowen added one to cut the deficit down by one, 7-6. The back and forth continued  with Bowen adding the Team’s 8th then Italy converting with just :5 left in the quarter. After winning the 4th quarter swim off, Johnny Hooper scored on the 6 on 5 then Daube tied the game once again at 10. The final moments saw Italy take a 13-11 lead, but Bowen would add one more to solidify Italy’s 13-12 win. 

Team USA will now play in the 9th-12th bracket meeting Australia on February, 13 at 5:30am et/2:30am pt. 

Live streaming is available via Peacock by clicking here (subscription required) with live stats from Total Water Polo by clicking here. Omega Timing provides official post game stats, access their results by clicking here.

The United States converted 8/14 power plays and 2/2 penalties while Italy went 3/11on power plays and 3/3 on penalties.

Scoring – Scoresheet

USA 12 (3, 4, 1, 4) H. Daube 4, A. Bowen 3, R. Dodd 2, J. Hooper 2, A. Obert 1

ITA 13 (3, 3, 6, 3) F. Di Fulvio 3, A. Fondelli 3, L. Bruni 2, E. Di Somma 2, F. Condemi 1, G Echenique 1, N. Presciutti 1

6×5 – USA – 8/14 – ITA – 3/11

Penalties – USA – 2/2 – ITA 3/3

Saves – USA – A. Weinberg 11 – ITA – M. Del Lungo 8

 

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