London, England (Sports Network) - The United States women's water polo team scored twice in extra time to defeat Australia and reach the final.
Maggie Steffens and Kami Craig both tallied in the first extra period to put the Americans up, and they held the lead through a scoreless second extra session for an 11-9 victory.
In Thursday's gold medal match, the Americans will play Spain, which edged Hungary by a 10-9 score on Tuesday.
The United States is in search of its first gold medal in the event. The Americans have medaled every time since women's water polo became an Olympic sport in 2000, but came away with two silvers and a bronze.
Australia and Hungary will play for the bronze medal Thursday.
08/07 16:46:38 ET