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USA water polo tops Hungary; Goes for gold Saturday vs Italy

Water Polo - Olympics: Day 10

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 15: Maddie Musselman #2 of United States shoots against Brazil on Day 10 of the 2016 Rio Olympics at Olympic Aquatics Stadium during the Women’s Water Polo quarterfinal match on August 15, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

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It’ll be the United States versus Italy for Olympic gold on Saturday, after the Americans handled Hungary 14-10 in Thursday’s women’s water polo semifinal in Rio.

Maggie Steffens led the Americans in scoring, as she is wont to do, tacking another four goals onto her tournament total. Madeline Musselman (above) and Kiley Neushul each had two.

Makenzie Fischer scored in the first minute for the U.S. after a quick penalty on Hungary, though Hungary leveled through Krisztina Gara.

The USA took control in the second quarter, opening up a 8-4 lead through a balanced attack; Seven players scored in the first half and only Musselman netted more than once.

The first half finished with the U.S. leading 8-5.

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