Wright’s Team USA playing for fifth

By From page C1 | August 17, 2014

BELGRADE, Serbia — Davis High water polo standout Cameron Wright scored six goals in five games as the U.S. Men’s Caden National team went through pool play with a 3-2 record to reach the fifth-place contest of the Darko Cucic Memorial Tournament in Serbia.

Wright, who will be a sophomore for the Blue Devils this fall, had two goals in the Americans’ tourney-opening win Wednesday.

On Thursday, Team USA came from behind after trailing the host country in the first half and actually took a third-period lead before falling 12-11.

Wright then represented his country to the fullest in the two games Friday. The All-Sac-Joaquin Section pick in 2013 found the net twice in each contest as the U.S. took an early advantage and held off Germany, 11-9, before dropping an 8-7 matchup with Greece.

Though Wright didn’t score on Saturday, he helped the American squad post perhaps its best performance of the tournament in defeating Russia, 13-4.

In the win, which set up a fifth-place match against Croatia set for 1:40 a.m. Sunday morning, Ash Molthen and Josh Orrick scored four goals each for the U.S., while goalie Patrick Saunders made 16 saves.

Enterprise staff

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