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USA Water Polo Headed to Texas

21 Jan, 2016


With preparation for the 2016 Olympic Games in full swing, some of the best in women's water polo head to Texas this February 16-21 for the FINA Women's Intercontinental Tournament. The Lewisville ISD Westside Aquatic Center which recently hosted the USA Water Polo Champions Cup, a 14U National Championship, welcomes international water polo for the first time. A qualifying event for the 2016 FINA World League Super Final, this event will feature the reigning Olympic and World Champions in Team USA alongside Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, and Japan. 

Lewisville, Texas, just north of Dallas, will be treated to a field packed with teams eyeing the podium at the coming 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. With qualifying still to come for Team USA, the competition will serve as a kickstart to a jam packed year. The USA Women are coming off a banner 2015 where they finished with a record of 41-6 while earning gold at the Pan American Games, FINA World League Super Final and FINA World Championship. 

The top four teams from this event will qualify for the FINA World League Super Final set for June 7-12 in Shanghai, China. 

More details including ticket information and live streaming links will be available in the coming weeks. See below for a tentative match schedule. 

2016 FINA Women's Intercontinental Tournament Schedule (all times in Central Time Zone)

Date

Game 1

Game 2

Game 3

Day 1

Tuesday, Feb 16

16:40  

AUS-CHN      

18:00

BRA-USA

19:20

JPN-CAN

Day 2

Wednesday, Feb 17

16:40

CAN-AUS

18:00

BRA-JPN

19:20

USA-CHN

Day 3

Thursday, Feb 18

16:40

CHN-CAN

18:00

JPN-USA

19:20

AUS-BRA

Day 4

Friday, Feb 19

16:40

BRA-CHN

18:00

JPN-AUS

19:20

USA-CAN

Day 5

Saturday, Feb 20

16:40

CHN-JPN

18:00

BRA-CAN

19:20

AUS-USA

Day 6

Sunday, Feb 21

10:00

5th - 6th

11:20

3rd - 4th

12:40

1st - 2nd

Information is available at 714-500-5455, @USAWP // @GregMescall
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