Aug. 4, 2006
Athens, Greece - The U.S. Men's Water Polo National Team split its first two games of the FINA World League Super Final on Thursday, Aug. 3. Team USA downed Greece, 7-5, the morning of Aug. 3 in Athens, Greece. Later that afternoon, the U.S. team fell to reigning title-holder Serbia and Montenegro, 15-4. Former UCLA standout Adam Wright (1997-2000) competed for the U.S. national team.
The U.S. squad was tied to Greece, 4-4, at halftime on Wednesday, Aug. 2 when the lights went out at the competition pool in Athens. Due to the power outage, the game was postponed until Thursday morning, at which time Team USA played Greece again. In the rescheduled affair, the United States led at halftime, 3-2, before finishing off the home team, 7-5.
Just over five hours later, a tired U.S. team went back to its regular schedule of games and played its second game of the day - this time, versus Serbia and Montenegro. A 15-4 loss for the United States marked the team's first loss of the FINA World League Series. In game two, the Team USA fell into a 5-0 hole early in the second period and trailed 7-3 at halftime.
The men's national team is set to play Spain on Friday, Aug. 4.