Men's Junior National Team

USA Junior Men Advance To Final Eight At FINA Junior World Championship After 14-4 Defeat Of Canada


Aug. 10, 2017

Belgrade, Serbia - August 10 - The USA Men's Junior National Team has advanced to the final eight at the FINA Junior World Championships after a 14-4 win over Canada. Johnny Hooper scored four goals and Alex Wolf recorded 10 saves in the victory. Team USA now moves on to meet Croatia in the quarterfinals at 1:20pm et/10:20am pt on Friday. The game will stream LIVE on the Water Polo Serbia Facebook page and can be accessed by clicking here. To watch a full replay of USA-Canada, click here. For more information on the tournament, click here

Team USA took control early in this match opening up a 4-0 lead in the first quarter thanks to goals from Ash Molthen, Tyler Abramson and two from Hannes Daube. Canada struck late in the period to get on the board but the United States held a 4-1 lead after eight minutes. Daube scored to open the second quarter and Canada answered moments later for a 5-2 game with 6:03 left in the first half. Hooper and Jacob Cavano returned fire with consecutive goals and Team USA's lead ballooned to 7-2 at halftime.

The United States put the match away in the third quarter outscoring Canada 3-0 behind goals from Quinten Osborne, Abramson and Dylan Woodhead. Hooper started the scoring in the fourth quarter to put Team USA ahead 11-2 with 6:32 to play in the match. Canada scored two of the next three goals to make it 12-4 with 1:44 to play but Hooper finished things off strong with two straight goals to make it a final score of 14-4.

Team USA went 4/11 on power plays and 1/1 on penalty shots while Canada went 3/6 on power plays and did not attempt a penalty shot.

Scoring - Scoresheet
USA 14 (4, 3, 3, 4) J. Hooper 4, A. Molthen 2, H. Daube 2, T. Abramson 2, Q. Osborne 2, D. Woodhead 1, J. Cavano 1
CAN 4 (1, 1, 0, 2)
Saves - A. Wolf - 10
6x5 - USA - 4/11 - CAN - 3/6
Penalties - USA - 0/0 - CAN - 0/0 


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