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U.S. water polo advances to gold-medal game

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The United States water polo team defeated the Russian Olympic Committee 15-11 in the semifinals on Thursday to advance to its fourth consecutive gold-medal game.

Madeline Musselman led the team in scoring with five goals. Captain Maggie Steffens also netted three in the win, adding to her tally a week after becoming the all-time leading scorer in Olympic water polo.

The United States’ quest for a third-straight gold medal will conclude with Saturday’s Olympic final against Spain.