Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Canada Upsets Host Hungary in Women's Water Polo at Aquatics World Championships

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Canada Upsets Host Hungary in Women's Water Polo at Aquatics World Championships

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Canada upsets Hungary in women's water polo

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BUDAPEST, Hungary - Canada's women's water polo team is through to the semifinals at the world aquatic championships after a 6-4 win over host Hungary on Monday.

Monika Eggens of Maple Ridge, B.C., led the way for Canada with five goals. Emma Wright of Lindsay, Ont., added a sixth goal in the fourth quarter.

The game was tied 4-4 at the half, but Canada shut out Hungary the rest of the way behind goaltender Jessica Gaudreault of Ottawa.

"It was an incredible opportunity to play in front of such a big crowd," said Canada's Axelle Crevier. "We focused on our defence, every player knew what they had to do. We put pressure on the attackers and it was a key element of today's win."

Canada will face Spain in the semifinals on Wednesday. …

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