SPORTS

Greek water polo team out of Olympics after loss to Australia

Australia upset Greece 13-8 helped by three goals from Rhys Howden to reach the quarterfinals of men’s water polo at the London Olympics.

Needing a win to advance to the knockout stage, Australia used a five-goal second quarter to grab an 8-5 lead by halftime, then scored the first three goals after the break to extend it to 11-5.

Greece, which needed only a draw to advance, never recovered.

The win puts Australia through to the quarterfinals as the fourth seed out of Group A. It will play the winner of Group B in the knockout stage.

With the loss, Greece falls to fifth in Group A and is eliminated from the tournament.

[Associated Press]