Torakis helps Canada tie Montenegro 8-8 at water polo world championships

By The Canadian Press
July 17, 2017 - 11:15am

BUDAPEST, Hungary — George Torakis scored with 21 seconds left to cap a run of four unanswered goals as Canada's men's water polo team came back to tie Montenegro 8-8 on Monday at the FINA World Championships.

Aria Soleimani started the offensive outburst and Canadian captain Nicolas Constantin-Bicari made it a two-goal game with just under three minutes to play. Reuel D'Souza scored before Torakis redirected a Constantin-Bicari pass to tie it with the man advantage.

It was the preliminary round opener for both teams. Constantin-Bicari, Torakis and D'Souza had two goals apiece and Devon Thumwood had the other Canadian goal.

Canada will next play Kazakhstan on Wednesday.

Competition continues through July 30. Canada finished ninth at this event in 2015.

The Canadian Press

Toronto Argonauts name quarterback Doug Flutie to their all-time team

Join the Discussion

paNOW is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules: Keep it clean, keep it civil, keep it truthful, stay on topic, be responsible, share your knowledge, and please suggest removal of comments that violate these standards. See full commenting rules.