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Water polo: USA women waltz to semifinals with Brazilian barrage

Water Polo - Olympics: Day 8

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 13: Rachel Fattal #4 of United States takes a shot in front of Barbara Bujka #10 of Hungary during the Womens Preliminaries on Day 8 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games on August 13, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

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Monday’s USA women’s water polo quarterfinal went according to plan, if not better.

The Americans eased to a 13-3 win over Brazil, as nine different players scored in the win. All of Brazil’s goals came after the USA opened up a 13-0 lead, and the home fans supporting their squad with vigor.

It didn’t take long for the No. 1 seeded Americans to take hold of the game, with Kami Craig working an early going inside the opening minute of play.

Kiley Neushel added to the lead just over a minute later, and it was 5-0 after a single quarter.

The Americans move onto the semifinals, where they’ll face the winner of Australia and Hungary.

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