The women’s national water polo team, including Long Beach Wilson High grad , was set to play Spain this morning after winning it’s first game of the 2012 Olympics in record-setting fashion Monday.
The U.S. women's team was scheduled to play Spain at 10:20 a.m. Wednesday.
The team, which trains in Los Alamitos, beat Hungary by a score of 14-13. Californian Maggie Steffens set an Olympic record for scoring the most goals in a single match.
Wenger, 28, who stands 6'3", attended Wilson's Classical High, went on to University of Southen California, and she received the 2006 Peter J. Cutino Award as the best collegiate water polo player among Division I NCAA teams. She is considered able to play any position but goalkeeper.
Steffens scored a record-tying seven goals for the United States and the Americans needed every one of them.
It didn't take Steffens long to get on the scoreboard, netting her first goal 30 second into the match.
She went on to score two more goals in the first quarter and three more in the second, for six goals in the opening half.
The 19-year-old scored her record-tying goal in the third quarter to put the U.S. up 10-8.
"I had no idea that they kept records like that," Steffens said. "I was just thinking about what the next play was. That's very much the USA mindset. It's not about the goals, it's about the games you win and that's what takes you through, hopefully to the very end."
The match was close throughout and Hungary scored with less than a minute to play to get within one, but the American held on in the final seconds to secure the victory.
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