The U.S. Olympic Men's Water Polo side turned into their defense to obtain their very first win at the 2016 Olympic Games since they stopped France today 6-3. Josh Samuels (Villa Park, CA/UCLA/NYAC) have scored 3 goals to lead the offense however it was the defense anchored by McQuin Baron's (North Tustin, CA/USC/Regency) 11 saves that set the tone. side USA kept France scoreless for the whole 2nd and 3rd quarter in order to the win. The United States comes back to play on Friday when they face Montenegro in the 2nd to final group play match at 11:40am/10:40am et/7:40am pt.
USA 6 (1, 4, 0, 1) J. Samuels 3, J. Smith 1, J. Mann 1, L. Cupido 1
FRA 3 (1, 0, 0, 2) A. Camarasa 1, M. Peisson 1, U. Crousillat 1
Saves - USA - M. Baron 11 - FRA - R. Garsau 11
6x5 - USA - 3/8 FRA - 0/7
Penalties - USA - 1/1 - FRA - 0/0