UC Irvine graduate Ryan Bailey nearly provided the heroics, but the
U.S. men's national water polo team was forced to settle for a 5-5
tie against 2003 European champion Serbia and Montenegro in its first
game of the 10th FINA World Championships in Barcelona, Spain.
Bailey scored off a backhand shot with under 10 seconds remaining
in the match, but an offensive foul negated the score and the U.S.
was forced to settle for the tie.