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US women stay unbeaten in Olympic water polo

Friday - 8/3/2012, 4:17pm  ET

LONDON (AP) - Maggie Steffens scored three goals and the U.S. women's water polo beat China 7-6 in their final preliminary-stage game to remain undefeated at the London Olympics.

The U.S. finished the preliminary round even with Spain at the top Group A with five points. But Spain earned the top spot because of the tiebreaker, making the Americans the group's second-seeded team for the knockout stage.

The U.S. will play 2012 European champion Italy in Sunday's quarterfinals.

China finished the group stage winless and will play Group B winner Australia in the quarterfinals.

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