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USA Defeats South Africa 18-1 in FINA World Cup Opener
By: UCLA Athletics
Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia --The United States Women's Senior National Team opened the FINA World Cup in convincing fashion Tuesday with an 18-1 victory over South Africa. The defending World Cup champions never trailed en route to the easy victory. UCLA All-American Rachel Fattal scored three goals in the victory, leading an offense that featured 10 different scorers.

Team USA returns to action on Wednesday when it meets Australia at 3:30 a.m. Pacific time.

The match vs. South Africa was never in doubt with the United States going ahead 3-0 after the first period and 8-0 at halftime. Team USA scored seven more goals in the third period to go up 15-0. South Africa got on the board in the fourth with a goal but Team USA added three more to take the match 18-1.

Other UCLA goal scorers were Courtney Mathewson (2), KK Clark (1), Jillian Krauss (1) and Alys Williams (1). UCLA’s Sami Hill started in goal.

USA 18, SOUTH AFRICA 1
USA (3, 5, 7, 3 – 18)
SA (0, 0, 0, 1 – 1)

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