By Paul D. Bowker | April 06, 2018, 12:01 a.m. (ET)
Melissa Seidemann (R) challenges Monika Eggens of Canada at the FINA Women's World League Super Final at National Aquatics Center on June 4, 2013 in Beijing.


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Both the U.S. senior women’s and men’s national teams are in Auckland, New Zealand, this week for the FINA Intercontinental Tournament.

The medal rounds are Sunday.

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The women’s team is led by 2016 Olympic gold medalists Melissa Seidemann, Kaleigh Gilchrist and Rachel Fattal. After losing to Australia by one goal in its opener, the U.S. defeated New Zealand, 24-2, and Kazakhstan, 13-6, in its second and third matches. Five Americans scored three goals, including Seidemann, a two-time Olympian.

The men’s team, led by four-time Olympian Jesse Smith, won its first three matches in pool play against New Zealand, Saudi Arabia and Japan by a combined 48-16 score. 

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