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|U.S. Women Dominate in Water Polo World Cup
|CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) -- The United States took an early six goal lead and held on for a 6-3 win over Australia in the women's water polo World Cup final Sunday, the Americans' first title since the inaugural event in 1979.
Both teams had one-goal wins in Saturday's semifinals. Australia, the defending champions, edged Russia 11-10 and the United States beat China 10-9. The Americans led Australia 6-0 at halftime.
In other matches Sunday, China defeated Russia 11-9 to take the bronze medal, while Canada beat Hungary 18-16 in a penalty shootout to finish fifth.
Greece topped New Zealand 16-8 for seventh place in the eight-team tournament.
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