Fresh off a battling performance against Puerto Rico on Monday, Trinidad and Tobago’s female water polo team was spanked 30-3 yesterday by Mexico in a quarter-final battle, at the National Aquatic Centre, Kingston, Jamaica, as the Pan American Youth Water Polo Championships continued.

Mexico stormed to an 8-0 lead at the end of the first quarter and the game was virtually over as a contest when the Central American squad had an insurmountable 15-1 cushion at the halftime interval.

In the third quarter, as was the case in the second stanza, Mexico scored seven goals, with only one in reply, and completed the match with an 8-1 run in the final quarter. The TT girls were coming off a tough 17-14 loss in the final match of the group phase on Monday - their best performance of the tournanent.

In yesterday’s other female quarter-final contest, Brazil got past Puerto Rico 10-6 while, in a male quarter- final battle, United States trounced Peru 26-7.

The other three male quarter-final matches were on the agenda last evening - Colombia versus Canada, Puerto Rico versus Mexico and Argentina versus Brazil.