SINGAPORE - The Republic's women's water polo team beat Malaysia 21-3 on Friday at the OCBC Aquatic Centre to notch their second win of the five-team competition.
The hosts were never really in trouble and easily dominated the Malaysians with swift passing play.
They are first in the round-robin table with four points from two matches, and are favourites to win the gold medal, having already defeated Indonesia 7-4 on Wednesday. In 2011, they beat the Indonesians in the final.
The hosts will now play the Philippines on Saturday at 4pm for their third round-robin match. Their last game will take place on Monday, when they meet Thailand.