Men's Senior National Team

USA Men Split Final Two Games At Four Nations Tournament In Germany; Take First Place


Team USA went 2-1 at the Four Nations Tournament
Team USA went 2-1 at the Four Nations Tournament
July 1, 2018

Duisburg, Germany - July 1 - The USA Men's National Team split the last two games of the Four Nations Tournament in Germany earning first place. On Saturday they dropped a 15-14 decision to Germany and followed with a 15-6 win over China on Sunday. On Friday they defeated Hungary. Max Irving (Long Beach, CA/UCLA/NYAC) led Team USA with four goals while Alex Wolf (Huntington Beach, CA/UCLA/Bruin) and McQuin Baron (North Tustin, CA/USC/NYAC) combined for 10 saves in the match against Germany. Baron was named top goalkeeper of the tournament. Johnny Hooper (Los Angeles, CA/California/LA Premier) scored four goals while Wolf and Drew Holland (Orinda, CA/Stanford/Olympic Club) teamed up for 10 saves in net in the win against China. 

In a high scoring match against Germany the two sides were even after the first quarter at 4-4. In the second quarter Germany outscored Team USA 6-3 to take a 10-7 lead at intermission. Team USA battled back in the third quarter outscoring Germany 5-3 to trail 13-12 after three quarters. The two sides were even in the fourth allowing Germany to take the victory by one. Team USA went 9/18 on power plays and 1/1 on penalties while Germany was 5/13 on power plays and did not attempt a penalty. 

In the win over China, Team USA took a 3-0 lead after the first quarter and a 7-0 lead at halftime. China got on the board in the third quarter but the United States answered with five goals to lead 12-1 going to the fourth. In the final period the two sides were even at three goals apiece allowing Team USA to win the match 15-4. Team USA went 10/17 on power plays and 1/1 on penalty shots while China was 0/6 on power plays and did not attempt a penalty.

Scoring

USA - 14 (4, 3, 5, 2) M. Irving 4, J. Hooper 3, A. Bowen 3, A. Obert 2, A. Roelse 1, N. Carniglia 1
GER - 15 (4, 6, 3, 2)
Saves - USA - A. Wolf 8, M. Baron 2
6x5 - USA - 9/18 - GER - 5/13
Penalties - USA - 1/1 - GER 0/0

USA - 15 (3, 4, 5, 3) J. Hooper 4, A. Bowen 3, M. Irving 2, N. Carniglia 2, A. Roelse 2, J. Smith 1, D. Lynde 1
CHN - 4 (0, 0, 1, 3)
Saves - USA - D. Holland 6, A. Wolf 4
6x5 - USA - 10/17 - CHN - 0/6
Penalties - USA - 1/1 - CHN - 0/0


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