Men's Youth National Team

USA Youth Men Defeat Colombia 16-10; Will Play For Ninth Place At FINA Youth World Championship


Aug. 17, 2018

Szombathely, Hungary - August 17 - The USA Youth Men's National Team bounced back after a tough loss to Hungary yesterday with a 16-10 win over Colombia today. Hannes Daube led the offensive attack with five goals while Danny Roland recorded 12 saves in net. The victory puts Team USA in the ninth place match on Saturday at the FINA Youth World Championship where they will meet Russia at 8am et/5am 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.

The two teams traded goals early on, with the match tied at 3-3 in the opening moments of the second quarter. From there Team USA took control scoring four straight goals, two from Ashworth Molthen plus a pair from Ian Minsterman and Quinn Woodhead to go in front 7-3. After a Colombia goal, it was Alika Naone hitting with less than a minute to play in the half for an 8-4 lead at intermission.

Daube connected for three Team USA goals in the third quarter, the last coming with :39 to play, as the United States went in front 12-5 going to the fourth. Minsterman hit for another score with 5:38 left in the period to put the United States up 15-6. Colombia would score four of the next five goals to close out the match but Team USA's lead was secure as they picked up the 16-10 win. 

The United States went 3/6 on power plays and 2/2 on penalties while Colombia was 3/6 on power plays with no penalties attempted. 

Scoring - Box Score
USA 16 (2, 6, 4, 4) H. Daube 5, A. Molthen 4, I. Minsterman 2, T. Gruwell 2, A. Naone 1, Q. Woodhead 1, N. Tierney 1
COL 10 (3, 1, 1, 5)
Saves - USA - D. Roland 12
6x5 - USA - 3/6 - COL - 3/6
Penalties - USA - 2/2 - COL - 0/0

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