Stanford's Azevedo Powers USA to Polo Win

The U.S.A. water polo team is undefeated in the London Olympics.

Thursday, Aug 2, 2012  |  Updated 12:59 PM PDT
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LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 02: United States Head Coach Terry Schroeder issues instructions during the Men's Water Polo Preliminary Round match between Great Britain and the United States at the Water Polo Arena on August 2, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

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Team U.S.A., powered by three Bay Area athletes, soared past Team Britain in Thursday's U.S. men's water polo match. 

Captain Tony Azevedo scored four of the team's 13 goals which helped U.S.A. remain undefeated in the London Games: final score, 13-7.

Azevedo is a Stanford graduate and four-time Olympian.

Moraga's Peter Varellas, also a Stanford grad, and Cal grad John Mann each scored one goal.

The win Thursday puts the U.S. on top of Group B with six points, one ahead of gold medal-favorite Serbia, with two preliminary stage matches to go.

The Americans, the runners-up four years ago in Beijing, seized control of the match early, jumping out to a 7-0 lead early in the second quarter and cruising from there.

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