08/08/2012 11:24 EDT | Updated 10/08/2012 05:12 EDT

Montenegro survives late rally by Spain to advance to men's Olympic water polo semifinals

LONDON - Boris Zlokovic scored four goals and Montenegro survived a Spanish fourth-quarter rally Wednesday to win 11-9 and advance to the semifinals of men's water polo at the London Olympics.

After a tight first quarter that ended with the teams level at 4-4, Montenegro outscored Spain 6-2 over the next two periods to open up a 10-6 by the end of the third quarter.

Marc Minguell scored to pull Spain within a goal with just over two minutes to play, but Montenegro captain Nikola Jankovic responded with a late goal to head off the rally and put his team through to Friday's semifinals.

Montenegro, which finished fourth at the 2008 Beijing Olympics advances to Friday's semifinal, will play either Croatia or the United States next.