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FINA WC Day 11 - Women's Water Polo Match 41 & 42

Jul 23, 2003

Match 41, Women 12:00, 23.07.03
Classification 5th to 8th
Quarters: 2-0, 0-3, 0-1, 1-2

Referees: Radu Matache (ROM), Georgios Stavridis (GRE)

AUSTRALIA: Emma Knox, Rebecca Rippon, Nikita Cuffe, Naomi Castle, Bronwyn Smith, Jemma Brownlow, Jodie Stuhmcke (1), Kate Gynther (1), Elise Norwood, Taryn Woods, Melissa Rippon, Joanne Fox (1), Melissa Byram
Coach: Istvan Gorgenyi

HUNGARY: Ildiko Zirighne Sos, Zsuzsanna Tiba, Anett Gyore, Dora Kisteleki, Mercedes Stieber, Kata Redei, Rita Dravucz, Erzebet Valkay, Krisztina Szremko (1), Aniko Pelle (1), Agnes Valkay (1), Agnes Primasz (3), Patricia Horvath
Coach: Tamas Farago

World Cup champion Hungary came from two down to defeat Olympic champion Australia with more accurate shooting and wall-like defence. Australia had the shots but many failed to get through to the keeper or were wood-hitters or over the top. Kate Gynther had Australia ahead on counter in the first and centre forward Jodie Stuhmcke scored her 10th of the championship on a cross pass after a rebound for 2-0. Agnes Primasz, the outstanding player for Hungary, scored twice on extra to level the game, to first with a deft lob. Australia took a timeout but no score, then Agnes Valkay converted a counter-attack goal for 3-2 at halftime.. Both side took a minute break in the third but couldn