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GB hit double figures to see off South Africa at World Junior Championships

The Great Britain U20 women’s water polo team guaranteed a top 14 finish with a comfortable defeat of South Africa at the World Junior Championships.

Captain Lauren Tasker scored five for the British girls as they won all four quarters in a 10-4 (1-0, 3-1, 3-2, 3-1) victory.

Head coach Theo Nousious had set the girls a target of reaching the top 14 places at the Championships in Volos, Greece, having been handed a difficult draw alongside Greece, Russia and Japan in the group stage.

But while the Brits finished bottom of their group, they bounced back in tremendous style in their first classification match to set up a clash with the Netherlands for 13th place tomorrow.

Rosie Huck – set to take up a scholarship at Arizona State University after the Championships – started the ball rolling for the Brits with a goal from 2m in the opening quarter before Tasker put GB in control in the second, bagging a hat-trick in five minutes.

While South Africa managed one goal on man-up in the second quarter, there was little they could do to stem the tide with the score at 4-1 at half time.

Kathy Rogers, Brooke Tafazoli and Isobel Howe all found the net in the third quarter as the Brits extended their lead to 7-3.

Honor Grimes took her individual tally for the tournament to 10 with a goal on man-up in the early stage of the final quarter before two more from Tasker took the Brits into double figures.

Photo Credit: Volos 2015 Official Website.