Men's Junior National Team

USA Junior Men Fall To Italy 10-6 In Quarterfinals Of FINA Junior World Championships


The USA Men's Junior National Team fell to Italy 10-6

Aug 16, 2013

Szombathely, Hungary - August 16 - The USA Men's Junior National Team fell to Italy 10-6 in the quarterfinals of the FINA Men's Junior World Championships. The loss takes Team USA out of contention for a medal and they will now compete in the 5th-8th place bracket. Alex Bowen scored three goals and Garrett Danner added 11 saves in the loss. The United States moves on to meet Australia tomorrow at 4:30am pst. The match will be streamed live and is available by clicking here. For a complete tournament schedule, click here

Bowen started things off for the United States scoring the opening goal of the match for a 1-0 lead. Italy responded with four straight goals to take a 4-1 lead with 4:22 left in the period. Bowen scored again to stop the Italian run but that only led to another Italian goal late in the period to build a 5-2 lead going to the second. Italy scored the first two goals of the second period and built their largest lead at 7-2. Team USA started to battle back closing out the half with goals from Bowen and Bret Bonanni for a 7-4 match at halftime.

The USA rally would not stretch into the second half as the thrid period belonged to Italy. Team USA was blanked 3-0 in the third and headed to the fourth period trailing 10-4. Ryder Roberts tried to kickstart a rally in the fourth with a goal at the 6:24 mark to cut the deficit down to 10-5. Unfortunately for the United States they would not find the net again until 32 seconds left in the match when Roberts connected for his second goal. By then the damage had been done and Italy came away winners 10-6.

Team USA went 3/4 on power plays and Italy went 3/5. Neither team attempted a penalty shot.

Scoring - Scoresheet
USA 6 (2, 2, 0, 2) A. Bowen 3, R. Roberts 2, B. Bonanni 1
ITA 10 (5, 2, 3, 0)
Saves - USA - G. Danner - 11
6x5 - USA - 3/4 - ITA 3/5
Penalties - USA - 0/0 - ITA 0/0 


 

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