Men's Youth National Team

Cadet Men Fall To Croatia In Second Match At FINA Youth World Championship

Aug. 13, 2018

Szombathely, Hungary - August 13 - The USA Youth Men's National Team lost their second match at the FINA Youth World Championship, dropping a 14-8 match to Croatia. Ash Molthen and Hannes Daube scored two goals each in the loss with Daniel Roland providing nine saves in net. Team USA returns to play on Tuesday against Uzbekistan at 10:50am et/7:50am pt. All the action from Hungary will be streamed on FINA TV (paid account required), click here or visit for live games and replays. In addition, new rules are being test at this event, for more information on new rules and the complete Team USA roster at this event, click here.

Team USA got off to a hot start against Croatia opening a 3-1 lead in the first quarter following a Molthen goal with 2:40 left in the period. They pushed it to 4-1 early in the second on a Daube goal with 7:24 left in the period. Croatia answered with four straight goals to take a 5-4 lead at halftime. 

Croatia took control from there adding three more goals in the third quarter to lead 8-6 going to the fourth. In the final period they put the match away with a six goal outburst, including the final three goals of the match to secure the victory. 

Team USA struggled on the advantage going just 2/12 with no penalty shots attempted while Croatia was 8/13 on the power play and 1/1 on penalties. 

USA 8 (3, 1, 2, 2) A. Molthen 2, H. Daube 2, Q. Woodhead 1, I. Minsterman 1, G. Zaan 1, T. Gruwell 1
CRO 14 (1, 4, 3, 6)
Saves - USA - D. Roland 9
6x5 - USA - 2/12 - CRO 8/13
Penalties - USA - 0/0 - CRO 1/1




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