Men's Youth National Team

USA Men's Youth Team Tops Brazil 10-9 To Win UANA Junior Pan Am Gold


July 15, 2014

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Riverside, CA - July 15 - The United States Men's Youth National Team found redemption and a gold medal at the UANA Junior Pan American Championship with a 10-9 victory over Brazil. A year after losing to Brazil in the gold medal final of the same event, the United States came back in the second half to pick up the victory. The United States came back from a three-goal deficit in the third quarter to win the game 10-9. USA’s offense was a joint effort with goals from eight different players while Pedro Real scored three goals for Brazil. Alex Wolf was in the goal for the United States and made eight saves while Bernardo Oliveria made three saves for Brazil.

In the first quarter, Matthew Maier put the USA on the board early with a goal on a 6X5 advantage but Brazil’s Guicherme Gomes converted on a five-meter penalty to tie the score at one. 

Brazil took the lead in the second quarter with a goal by Pedro Stellat but Bennett Williams answered with a goal to knot up the score at two. Real and Henrique Vosconuelos both scored to give Brazil a 4-2 lead. David Kessler scored for the USA to bring them within one goal from the lead. Real then scored back-to-back goals to make the score 6-3 Brazil. In the final minute of the half, Warren Snyder scored making the score 6-4 Brazil at halftime.

In the third quarter, Roberto Freitas scored early to increase Brazil's lead to 7-4.  The United States then went on a three-goal run to tie the game at seven. David Kessler, Thomas Dunstan, and Bryce Hoerman all scored in the quarter.

Marco Stanchi, Hoerman, and Nicholas Carniglia each scored a goal to give the USA a 10-7 lead. Brazil then answered with two goals by Eduardo Wainberg and Gomes for a final score of 10-9 USA.

Hoerman was named the tourney's Most Valuable Player. 

Scoring- Scoresheet 

United States 10 (1,3,3,3) Matthew Maier (1), Bennett Williams (1), David Kessler (2), Warren Snyder (1), Thomas Dunstan (1), Bryce Hoerman (2), Marco Stanchi (1), Nicholas Carniglia (1)

Brazil 9 (1,5,1,2) Guicherme Gomes (2), Pedro Stellat (1), Henrique Vosconuelos (1), Pedro Real (3), Roberto Frietas (1), Eduardo Wainberg (1)

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