Monday, July 30, 2012

USA Water Polo: Men's first game (vs. Montenegro) - A VERY exciting game!

Last night was the first game for the men of Team USA Water Polo and it was a great game. A real nail biter at that! The US won the game with a score of 8 to 7 and it came down to the last minute with some great defense by the Americans.

Since I am shooting for this team primarily, I feel much more connected to them and REALLY wanted them to win. Here are some of the shots from that game.


Merrill Moses was awesome in net.



When studying the team members in the months prior to the Olympics, I noted that Merrill Moses shows more reaction than any of the other team members, so I watched him after Team USA scored any goals.


These guys are beasts! It is hard to remember that they are not standing on the bottom of the pool. They come out so high and with such force.


A classic battle in front of the cage.




These guys were going at it in the 2 meter position. I could have shot photos of just them during the game.


Tony Azevedo scored a clutch goal in the last couple of minutes of the game to give the US the lead. Once again, I keyed in on Merrill, who did not disappoint.



Pure physical power in front of the cage.



As the buzzer sounded, signaling the end of the game, it was time to celebrate the first win (hopefully of many). Tonight is the women's first game. Let's hope they can grab a win too.

3 comments:

Julia Hartman said...

This was such an exciting game! Great pictures, jeff.

Dale G said...

Jeff;

After watching the game on TV I was looking forward to the photos. Thanks for the great job and reporting !

Dale

Dale G said...

Jeff,

After watching the game on TV I was looking forward to the photos. You didn't disappoint !!

Dale