Ryann Neushul blocks a shot in front of goalie Amanda Longan during a game against New Zealand at the FINA Women’s Water Polo Junior Championships in Greece. (Peter Neushul photo)
Ryann Neushul of Dos Pueblos and Sarah Klass combined for three goals to break a scoreless tie and spark Team USA to an 11-3 win over New Zealand in a group play game at the FINA Women’s Junior Water Polo World Championships in Volos, Greece on Monday.
Neushul scored two goal, while Klass and Paige Hauschild, a San Marcos alum and a freshman at USC, tallied one each in the second period to push the U.S. lead to 5-2 by halftime.
Abbi Hill of Dos Pueblos powered in two goals from center and assisted Hauschild on the game’s final goal.
Amanda Longan of USC, a member of the 805 Santa Barbara Water Polo Club, played a strong game, making 12 saves.
Team USA now faces a high-scoring Spain team on Tuesday.