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U.S. Mens Polo Wins With Help of Stanford Grads

The team will face Great Britain next.

By Aliyah Mohammed
|  Tuesday, Jul 31, 2012  |  Updated 6:17 PM PDT
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LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 29: Anthony Azevedo of United States throws in the Men's Water Polo Preliminary Round Group B match between the United States and Montenegro on Day 2 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Water Polo Arena on July 29, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)

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The U.S. men's water polo team rallied from an early two goal loss to beat Romania 10-8 today.

Stanford graduate and team captain Tony Azevedo scored the first goal of the match with just over four-and-a-half minutes left in the first quarter.

Peter Varellas, also a Stanford graduate put three more goals on the board. The victory put the U.S. in the same standing as gold-medal favorite Serbia, the win over Romania was key to easing the way for the U.S. team into the quarterfinals, according to an article by ESPN.

The U.S. will now face Great Britain in a match on Thursday.

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