Men's Senior National Team

USA Men Fall To Hungary 9-7 In Second Match At Benu Cup


McQuin Baron recorded 12 saves in the loss to Hungary
McQuin Baron recorded 12 saves in the loss to Hungary
July 6, 2018

Budapest, Hungary - July 6 - The USA Men's National Team lost to Hungary 9-7 on the second day of action at the Benu Cup in Hungary. Max Irving (Long Beach, CA/UCLA/NYAC) scored four goals to lead Team USA on offense with McQuin Baron (North Tustin, CA/USC/NYAC) recording 12 saves in net. Team USA returns to action on Saturday to close out play in Hungary with a match against Romania at 3:45am et/12:45am pt. 

The two sides were even early with the match tied at 3-3 after the first eight minutes. It stayed that way in the second quarter with each side adding three more goals to forge a 6-6 tie at halftime. The theme continued in the third quarter with each side scoring one goal each to make it a 7-7 game going to the fourth. In the final period, Hungary was able to take advantage outscoring Team USA 2-0 to claim the two goal victory.

The United States went 2/7 on power plays and 1/1 on penalties while Hungary was 3/8 on power plays and 0/1 on penalties. 

Scoring
USA 7 (3, 3, 1, 0) M. Irving 4, A. Bowen 2, A. Obert 1
HUN 9 (3, 3, 1, 2)
Saves - USA - M. Baron 12
6x5 - USA - 2/7 - HUN - 3/8
Penalties - USA - 1/1 - HUN 0/1

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