Men's Junior National Team

USA Junior Men Take Fifth Place At FINA Junior World Championships With 9-7 Victory Over Spain

Garrett Danner posted six saves and Alec Zwaneveld scored two goals in the win over Spain

Garrett Danner posted six saves and Alec Zwaneveld scored two goals in the win over Spain

Aug 18, 2013

Szombathely, Hungary - August 18 - The USA Men's Junior National Team took fifth place at the FINA Men's Junior World Championships, defeating Spain 9-7. Four different players scored two goals each and Garrett Danner added six saves in the victory. The win avenged a loss to Spain on the opening day of the tournament. The United States finishes the tournament with a 5-2 record. For a complete tournament schedule click here. For results and recaps of Team USA at the tournament, click here

Spain struck first in this match, scoring a goal less than a minute into the contest for a 1-0 lead. Chancellor Ramirez answered for the United States with two straight goals to grab a 2-1 lead with 5:29 remaining. Alec Zwaneveld closed out the scoring in the first with a goal for a 3-1 lead. The United States kept up the attack to start the second period with goals from Alex Bowen and Bret Bonanni to take a 5-1 lead with 3:05 left. Spain answered with two straight to close out the half and trailed 5-3 at halftime.

The third period belonged to Team USA as they blanked Spain 4-0. Bowen and Jack Fellner scored back to back goals to go ahead 7-3 with 3:59 to play. Bonanni and Zwaneveld added two more goals and after the third the United States was in command ahead 9-3. Spain tried to stage a rally in the fourth and made a pretty large dent in their deficit posting four goals. They would draw to within 9-7 with 1:22 remaining but would get no closer as Team USA came away with the two goal victory.

The United States went 6/8 on power plays and did not attempt a penalty shot while Spain was 3/6 on power plays and 1/1 on penalty shots.

Scoring - Scoresheet
USA 9 (3, 2, 4, 0) A. Zwaneveld 2, C. Ramirez 2, A. Bowen 2, B. Bonanni 2, J. Fellner 1
ESP 7 (1, 2, 0, 4)
Saves - USA - G. Danner 6
6x5 - USA - 6/8 - ESP 3/6
Penalties - USA - 0/0 - ESP - 1/1 



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