Men's Youth National Team

USA Men Fall To Hungary 10-9 In Shootout At FINA Youth World Championship; Will Play For 9th Place


Team USA fell just short against Hungary today.
Team USA fell just short against Hungary today.
Aug. 16, 2018

Szombathely, Hungary - August 16 - The USA Men's Youth National Team lost a heart-breaker today at the FINA Youth World Championship dropping a 10-9 shootout to Hungary. Hannes Daube scored three goals in regulation and another in the shootout while Daniel Roland made 13 saves in net. Team USA will now play for 9th place, taking on Colombia on Friday in the 9th-12th place semifinal at 6:30am et/3:30am pt.  All the action from Hungary will be streamed on FINA TV (paid account required), click here or visit FINATV.live for live games and replays. In addition, new rules are being tested at this event, for more information on new rules and the complete Team USA roster at this event, click here.

Team USA took a 1-0 lead early on a Garrett Zaan goal but Hungary returned with two straight to grab a 2-1 lead. Daube scored to tie the game at 2-2 but then Hungary kept Team USA off the board for the entire second quarter, taking a 3-2 lead into halftime. The United States battled back scoring three of the next four goals to lead 5-4 in the third quarter. Hungary would tie the game at five only to see Quinn Woodhead put the United States back in front moments later at 6-5.

Hungary would again hold Team USA scoreless for an entire quarter, this time in the fourth. With 2:11 left in the match Hungary tied the game at 6-6 forcing a shootout. In the shootout Team USA faltered having one shot saved and the other bar out while Hungary was able to hit four shots to earn the victory. 

Scoring - Box Score
USA 9 (2, 0, 4, 0) (3) H. Daube 3 (1), G. Zaan 1, Q. Woodhead 1, A. Naone 1 I. Minsterman (1), S. Untretcht (1)
HUN 10 (2, 1, 2, 1) (4)
Saves - USA - D. Roland 13
6x5 - USA - 2/9 - HUN 2/7
Penalties - USA - 1/1 - HUN - 0/0

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