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Girls water polo: Ex-Canyon star leads Team USA past world champs

February 17th, 2012, 10:03 pm ·

· posted by DAN ALBANO, ocvarsity.com

Former Canyon standout water polo player Courtney Mathewson scored a game-high three goals to help the U.S. national team defeat reigning FINA World Champion Greece, 12-9, at the Holiday Cup on Friday night at the Joint Forces Training Base.

Team USA scored the final four goals of the match to power into Saturday's 6 p.m. semifinals - also against Greece. Mathewson and former Laguna Beach star Annika Dries scored in the 4-0 run in the final period.

Corona del Mar product Tumua Anae collected eight saves.

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