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London Olympics: Azevedo scores 4 in US Olympic water polo win

Thursday, August 2, 2012 | 2:01 p.m. CDT; updated 3:36 p.m. CDT, Thursday, August 2, 2012

LONDON — Captain Tony Azevedo scored four goals — three in the opening quarter — and the U.S. men's water polo team beat Britain 13-7 to remain undefeated at the London Olympics.

The win Thursday puts the U.S. on top of Group B with six points, one ahead of gold medal favorite Serbia with two preliminary stage matches to go.

The Americans, runners-up four years ago in Beijing, seized control of the match early, jumping out to a 7-0 lead early in the second quarter and cruising from there.

Britain qualified for the competition as the host nation. It has won four Olympic water polo titles, although the last one came in 1920.

The U.S. plays Serbia on Saturday and defending champion Hungary two days later.

 


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