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SA lose again
- Updated: July 19, 2011
Our women’s water polo team suffered their second loss at the 14th FINA World Championships in Shanghai, China on Tuesday.
On Sunday they went down 22-5 to host nation China. This time out they were beaten 18-2 by Italy in their Group D match of the preliminary stages.
Playing before a crowd of 400, coach Mark Evans’ girls were 4-2 down after the first quarter and that was the last time they found the back of the Italian net.
Goalscorers for South Africa were Megan Schooling and Sarah Harris. For Italy, Elisa Casanova was the deadliest striker as she beat Leigh Maarschalk in the SA goal on four occasions. She had a strike rate of 80%, scoring with four of her five shots at goal.
The scores during each of the four quarters was 4-2 5-0 5-0 and 4-0.
South Africa’s final pool match is against Cuba on Thursday.