Australia Tops Croatia Water Polo in Game 2 of Olympic Games (11:8)

Daniela Rogulj

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Slobodan Kadic
Slobodan Kadic

After brilliantly defeating Kazakhstan in game 1, Croatia and Australia met in the second match of Group B in Tokyo.

1st Quarter 

After incredible saves on both sides, Croatia had their first real chance from a penalty with 5 minutes to go in the 1st quarter. Joković scored after VAR ruled the ball in for 1:0 Croatia. 

Howden equalized for Australia at 1:1 with 4:34 on the clock. Former Split Jadran player Nathan Power scored for the Australia lead (1:2). Aidan Roach made it 1:3 for Australia 2:08 left on the clock. 

Loren Fatović scored for 2:3. Obradović equalized for 3:3 with 17 seconds left.

2nd Quarter

Four minutes into the 2nd quarter and neither team was able to score. Andrew Ford scored for Australia with 2:09 left on the clock for 3:4. Richie Campbell increased Australia’s lead to 3:5 with 1:25 left. 

The 2nd quarter ended 3:5 for Australia.  

3rd Quarter 

Richie Campbell scored the first goal of the 3rd quarter for 3:6 Australia. Putt scored for 3:7 with 4:36 on the clock. Loren Fatović finally scored for Croatia to make it 4:7. 

Joković scored a penalty for 5:7. Joković scored for 6:7 with less than a minute to go. 

4th Quarter

Campbell opened the final quarter with a goal for 6:8 Australia. Younger scored for 6:9 Australia. Edwards scored for 6:10 Australia. 

Luka Bukić finally scored for 7:10, but Australia came back for 7:11. Bukić scored again for 8:11, which was the final score of the game.

Croatia plays Montenegro next on Thursday. 

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