🚨HISTORY MADE!🚨— USA Water Polo (@USAWP) July 30, 2021
With her third goal of the match against ROC, @maggiesteffens is now the all-time leading scorer in Olympic women's water polo history! She has 48 career goals and counting. Congratulations Maggie!#waterpolo #Olympics @TeamUSA @NBCOlympics pic.twitter.com/AMcOus2mZD
During the women's water polo match between USA and the Russian Olympic Committee on Friday, Team USA captain Maggie Steffens set an all-time record as the leading scorer in Olympic history for women's water polo. You can see in the video below (she's number six), on the 28-year-old's third goal of the match, she broke the record, hitting 48 goals. But by the end of the third quarter during their 18-5 victory match, Steffens made another goal (at 5:04 in the video), adding to her record and making it 49 total. And she did this with a broken nose, after getting hurt last Monday during a match against China.
"As much as it's definitely cool and I appreciate it, you can't have that without teammates," she said in an ESPN interview. She will have another opportunity to score goals in the quarterfinals on Tuesday, Aug. 3.