Olympic Roundup - Saturday, Aug. 16, 2008
Aug. 16, 2008
Men's Water Polo
The U.S. upset world No. 1 Croatia, 7-5 on Saturday. Tony Azevedo led the U.S. with three goals, and Bruin alum Adam Wright scored one goal. Brandon Brooks did not play. The U.S. defense held Croatia to 0-for-15 shooting from the 5-meter mark.
The 3-1 U.S. squad will next face Germany on Monday needing to win or tie to move on to the quarterfinals.
Track & Field
Jonathan Williams concluded his Olympic competition after finishing sixth in heat two and 13th overall (49.64) in the semifinal rounds of the 400m hurdles.
The United States softball team continued its domination of Olympic opponents Saturday with a 7-0 victory over Chinese Taipei.
The U.S. is now 5-0 in pool play and will face the Netherlands on Sunday morning at 4:30 a.m. PT (7:30 p.m. Beijing Time).
Natasha Watley went 1-for-2 with a walk in the leadoff spot for the Americans, while Andrea Duran scored a run and walked in three plate appearances. Tairia Mims Flowers was 0-for-2, while Stacey Nuveman was given a day off behind the plate after four straight games at catcher.
Mike Altman and the U.S. lightweight fours crew finished fifth in the B final (6:07.79), for an overall finish of 11th.
The U.S. remained undefeated in Olympic play after downing China, 3-0 (25-22, 25-12, 25-18) on Friday. UCLA alumnus John Speraw is an assistant coach on the team.
The U.S., which has clinched a quarterfinal berth, next play Japan in its final preliminary match on Monday, Aug. 18 at 7 am PT.
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