U.S. ties Spain in water polo

Updated: August 1, 2012, 3:40 PM ET
Associated Press

LONDON -- Maica Garcia scored her second goal of the night with less than a minute to play, and Spain rallied for a 9-9 draw against the United States on Wednesday in women's water polo at the Olympics.

Garcia scored on a power play for a young Spain team, flipping the ball past U.S. goalkeeper Betsey Armstrong and inside the near post. The goal capped a furious comeback for Spain after it trailed by three goals with less than three minutes to play.

Kami Craig scored four times to lead the U.S., which is looking for its first Olympic title in women's water polo after two silvers and a bronze since the sport debuted at the Games in 2000.

With the draw, both teams remain tied for first in Group A with three points from two games.


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