Men's Junior National Team

Men's Junior National Team Defeats Japan 19-6 At FINA Junior World Championships


Bret Bonanni scored a game high six goals in the win over Japan

Aug 15, 2013

Szombathely, Hungary - August 15 - The USA Men's Junior National Team advanced to the quarterfinals of the FINA Men's Junior World Championships with a decisive victory over Japan, 19-6. Bret Bonanni scored a game high six goals and McQuin Baron stopped nine shots in the cage to pick up the victory. Team USA moves on to meet Italy in the quarterfinal round on Friday at 6:00am pst. The match will be streamed live and is available by clicking here. A complete tournament schedule is available by clicking here

The United States controlled this match from the opening sprint, posting a 4-0 lead in the first period. Bonanni scored twice along with a goal each from Chancellor Ramirez and Jack Fellner to build the lead. The offense kept surging in the second period with goals from Fellner, Ryder Roberts, Bonanni, Alec Zwaneveld, and Jackson Kimbell for a 9-0 lead with 2:48 to go in the first half. Japan would finally break through with two late goals in the second period but the United States stayed in command, ahead 9-2 at halftime.

The scoring bonanza continued in the third period with Team USA scoring six more goals. Roberts and Bonanni scored twice while Fellner and Matt Farmer also found the cage. Japan would score just once in the period leaving the United States ahead 15-3 going to the fourth. The Japanese offense started to get on track in the final period scoring three goals but that was topped by four goals from the United States. Nolan McConnell, Bonanni, Zwaneveld, and Farmer all scored to help Team USA coast to a 19-6 victory.

The United States went 6/7 on power plays while Japan was 3/4. Neither side attempted a penalty shot.

Scoring - Scoresheet
USA 19 (4, 5, 6, 4) B. Bonanni 6, J. Fellner 3, R. Roberts 3, A. Zwaneveld 2, M. Farmer 2, C. Ramirez 1, N. McConnell 1, J. Kimbell 1
JPN 6 (0, 2, 1, 3)
Saves - USA - M. Baron - 9
6x5 - USA - 6/7 - JPN - 3/4
Penalties - USA - 0/0 - JPN - 0/0

 

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