Men's Youth National Team

Men's Youth National Team Splits First Two Matches At FINA Youth World Championship


The USA Men split their first two games at the FINA Youth World Championship
Aug. 28, 2016

Podgorica, Montenegro - August 28 - The USA Youth Men's Youth National Team split their first two games at the FINA Youth World Championship defeating China 22-4 and falling to Croatia 16-14. Hannes Daube led Team USA in scoring delivering 10 goals in the two matches with Sam Krutonog and Sam Muprhy splitting time in net. Team USA takes on New Zealand tomorrow in the third match of competition. For more information on the tournament, click here. For live webcasts, click here

In the win over China, Team USA jumped out to a 7-2 lead after the first quarter and then went ahead 14-3 at the intermission. The second half was more of the same with the United States adding six goals in the third and two more in the fourth en route to the 22-4 victory. Daube led the way with six goals along with four goals from Jake Ehrhardt and Marko Vavic. Murphy posted 10 saves with Krutonog adding five stops. Both sides connected on their lone penalty shot attempts.

In the loss to Croatia the United States started off ahead leading 4-3 after the opening quarter. Croatia rallied in the second quarter outscoring the United States 5-3 to lead 8-7 at halftime. The third period saw Croatia expand their lead by two goals outscoring the United States 4-3 to lead 13-11 going to the fourth. That held up in the final quarter with each side adding three goals, leaving Croatia a two goal winner. 

Daube and Molthen scored four goals each in the loss. Team USA went 5/9 on power plays and 1/2 on penalties while Croatia went 4/9 on power plays and 1/1 on penalties. 

Scoring
USA 22 (7, 7, 6, 2) H. Daube 6, J. Ehrhardt 4, M. Vavic 4, Q. Osborne 3, F. Brozyna-Vilim 2, C. Travisano 1, D. Woodhead 1, A. Molthen 1
CHN 4 (2, 1, 1, 0)
Saves - USA - S. Murphy 10 - S. Krutonog 5
Penalties - USA - 1/1 - CHN - 1/1

USA 14 (4, 3, 4, 3) H. Daube 4, A. Molthen 4, M. Vavic 2, D. Blyashov 2, J. Cavano 1, J. Ehrhardt 1
CRO 16 (3, 5, 5, 3)
Saves - USA - S. Krutonog 13
Penalties - USA - 1/2 - CRO - 1/1

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