Thursday, August 21, 2008

De Bruijn leads Netherlands to golden upset

The U.S. Women’s water polo team had to settle for silver, after being upset 9-8 by the Dutch. Danielle De Bruijn had a dominating performance for her Netherlands team, scoring 7 of their 9 goals, including the game winner with 26 seconds remaining. The Dutch were ranked just No. 9 in the world, and lost two preliminary games in their Olympic run for Gold.

The American silver medalists consists of 5 Lady Trojans, Kami Craig, Patty Cardenas, Brittany Hayes, Moriah Van Norman, and Lauren Wenger, as well as Bernice Orwig, an assistant coach for Team USA. Playing for Hungary, Aniko Pelle, fell short of a medal, with her team falling to Australia in the bronze round and finishing fourth.

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