Men's Senior National Team

USA Men Claim Seventh Place At FINA World League Super Final With 9-3 Win Over Kazakhstan


Alex Bowen added two goals in the win over Kazakhstan
Alex Bowen added two goals in the win over Kazakhstan
June 23, 2018

Budapest, Hungary - June 23 - The USA Men's National Team took seventh place at the FINA World League Super Final with a 9-3 win over Kazakhstan. Alex Bowen (Santee, CA/Stanford/NYAC) scored two goals to lead the offense with McQuin Baron (North Tustin, CA/USC/NYAC) and Alex Wolf (Huntington Beach, CA/UCLA/Bruin) combined for six saves in net.  Click here to watch a replay of the USA-Kazakhstan match. For more information on the FINA World League Super Final, click here. 

Team USA jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the first quarter capped by a Max Irving (Long Beach, CA/UCLA/LA Premier) goal with :46 left in the period. Kazakhstan broke through with a goal in the second quarter and kept Team USA off the board to trail 4-1 at intermission. The United States offense ramped back up in the third outscoring Kazakhstan 3-1 to go in front 7-2. In the fourth Team USA tacked on two more goals from Johnny Hooper (Los Angeles, CA/California/LA Premier) and Marko Vavic (Rancho Palos Verdes, CA/USC/Trojan) to take a 9-3 victory. 

Team USA went 3/10 on power plays and 1/2 on penalties while Kazkhstan was 1/5 on the advantage and 1/1 on penalties. The United States finished play at the FINA World League Super Final with a record of 4-2 earning wins over Spain, Croatia and Kazakhstan (2x).

Next up for Team USA is a trip to Germany where they will compete in a Four Nations Tournament from June 29-July 1.

Scoring
USA - 9 (4,0,3,2) A. Bowen 2, A. Roelse 1, A. Obert 1, M. Irving 1, H. Daube 1, B. Hallock 1, J. Hooper 1, M. Vavic 1
KAZ - 3 (0,1,1,1) R. Ukumanov 1, A. Shmider 1, A. Godoyanyuk 1
Saves - USA - M. Baron 4, A. Wolf 2 - KAZ - V. Shlemoy 4
6x5 - USA 3/10 - KAZ - 1/5
Penalties - USA 1/2 - KAZ - 1/1

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