Americans defend Pan Am title with 13-4 win over Canada in women's water polo

MARKHAM, Ont. — The Canadian women's water polo team will have to settle for silver at the Pan Am Games.

The Americans successfully defended their title with a 13-4 victory over the host side at the Atos Markham Pan Am/Parapan Am Centre.

Earlier, Brazil defeated Cuba 9-6 for the bronze medal.

The U.S. also beat Canada for gold in a 20-round shootout at the 2011 Pan Am Games in Guadalajara, Mexico.

The medal games in the men's competition will be played Wednesday.

Canada takes on Argentina for the bronze while the U.S. meets Brazil for the gold.

The Canadian Press