Kazakhstan to finish fifth
SYDNEY (AP) -- Jana Salat of Calgary scored two
minutes into overtime to lift Canada to a 9-8 victory over Kazakhstan and a fifth-place
finish at the first-ever women's Olympic water polo tournament.
Kazakhstan had a chance to tie it when Olga
Lechshuk broke in free with 38 seconds left in overtime, but goalie Isabelle Auger of
Montreal made the save.
Teams play two three-minute overtime periods when a
water polo game is tied and a victory is needed.
Montreal's Johanne Begin and Ann Dow, and Sue
Gardiner of North Vancouver, B.C., each scored two goals for Canada, which finished the
While it wasn't the result they hoped for when the
week began, the Canadians had fun. During introductions they whizzed red-and-white
Frisbees with the Maple Leaf on them into the stands.
Kazakhstan goes home 0-6-0 in its Olympic debut.
Reprinted with permission
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