WATERPOLO: Defending Olympic champions Serbia proved too strong for the Australian men's water polo team in game three of the pool stages, the Aussies going down 8-14.
Despite the Aussie Sharks strong comeback in the second half, out-scoring the opposition 7-4, they left their surge too late and weren't able to close the gap.
Triple Olympian and Captain Aaron Younger said while tonight wasn't their night, they won't be dwelling on the loss as there is still a job to be done.
"Obviously not what we wanted coming into the first half, a terrible start in every facet," said Younger.
"The second half, we definitely lifted our heads and changed our game. But we'll have to go through it. Spain is a very different team to Serbia. So we'll be evaluating and preparing for the game a bit differently.
"We match up quite well with Spain, they suit our style a bit better so I think our chances going into the Spanish game are better than this one," he said.
AUS🇦🇺 v SRB 🇷🇸 | Game 3 | FULL TIME | It wasn't our night but the #AussieSharks put up a strong fight against the reigning #Olympic champs.— AUS Olympic Team (@AUSOlympicTeam) July 29, 2021
Next up… Spain on Saturday 31 July.#TokyoTogether #waterpolo @WaterpoloAus pic.twitter.com/snRvVqKPB1
The Aussie Sharks will now look towards their fourth game against Spain on Saturday 31 July at 12:30pm AEST.