London, England (Sports Network) - Maggie Steffens tied an Olympic record with seven goals Monday and the U.S. women's water polo team opened Group A with a 14-13 win over Hungary.
Coming off a disappointing silver in Beijing, the Americans never trailed in the match but had to fend off four ties and held on after letting Hungary get within a goal in the fourth quarter.
The U.S. beat Hungary in all four matches during a training session earlier this month.
Also Monday, Spain upset China with an 11-6 win in Group A while Great Britain fell 7-6 to Russia in Group B. Australia knocked off European champion Italy 10-8 in the other Group B match.
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