USA vs. Croatia - Men's Water Polo - Long Beach, CA 06/14/17

Men’s Water Polo: USA vs. Croatia in Long Beach, CA – 06/14/17

My youngest son and I watched the fourth and final game of the USA / Croatia men’s water polo exhibition series last night. Croatia won the first three games, but Team USA finished off the series with a 7-5 win at Long Beach State.

Here are some pictures of the action…

USA vs. Croatia - Men's Water Polo - Long Beach, CA 06/14/17

USA vs. Croatia - Men's Water Polo - Long Beach, CA 06/14/17

USA vs. Croatia - Men's Water Polo - Long Beach, CA 06/14/17

USA vs. Croatia - Men's Water Polo - Long Beach, CA 06/14/17

USA vs. Croatia - Men's Water Polo - Long Beach, CA 06/14/17

Alex Bowen scored two in the final game, including this second period goal with one of Croatia’s biggest (6′ 7″ / 250+) players on his back.

USA vs. Croatia - Men's Water Polo - Long Beach, CA 06/14/17

USA vs. Croatia - Men's Water Polo - Long Beach, CA 06/14/17

Max Irving scored a goal in the fourth period, but I missed the shot so here’s a picture from earlier in the game.

USA vs. Croatia - Men's Water Polo - Long Beach, CA 06/14/17

Thomas Dunstan was the scoring leader for Team USA with three goals, including this one with about 2 minutes left in the third period.

USA vs. Croatia - Men's Water Polo - Long Beach, CA 06/14/17

Nic Carniglia added this score at the end of the third period.

USA vs. Croatia - Men's Water Polo - Long Beach, CA 06/14/17

USA vs. Croatia - Men's Water Polo - Long Beach, CA 06/14/17

USA vs. Croatia - Men's Water Polo - Long Beach, CA 06/14/17

If you ever wondered how hard these guys shoot the ball, this picture might give some indication…

USA vs. Croatia - Men's Water Polo - Long Beach, CA 06/14/17

Final score: USA 7, Croatia 5.

USA vs. Croatia - Men's Water Polo - Long Beach, CA 06/14/17

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