Stingers just edged by US in thriller

Australia’s Women’s Water Polo team, the Stingers, have claimed the silver medal at the FINA World League Intercontinental Tournament in Texas, after a narrow defeat to USA in the final 5-6.

Led by VIS scholarship holder and captain, Rowie Webster, the Stingers were behind early, conceding the first three goals before bravely fighting back to fall just short of the reigning Olympic and world champions.

With the USA ranked no. 1 in the world the Aussies knew it was going to be a tough task in front of the sell-out home crowd.

Scoring 13 goals across the tournament, Webster tied for the ‘top goal scorer of the tournament’.

The Australian Women’s Water Polo team is one of only four countries to secure their spot for the Rio Olympic Games along with hosts Brazil, China and Hungary.

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