Women's Cadet National Team

USA Cadet Women Top Brazil & Mexico To Finish Pool Play Undefeated In Jamaica


Aug. 31, 2015

Kingston, Jamaica - August 31 - The USA Cadet Women's National Team capped pool play at the UANA Youth Pan American Championship picking up victories over Brazil (16-3) and Mexico (21-7). Valerie Ayala, Sarah Klass, and Sabrina Garabet all scored three goals in the win over Brazil. Klass scored five goals to help top Mexico with Heidi Ritner and Zoe Banks teaming up for the win in net. Team USA returns to action on Wednesday in the semifinals against an opponent to be determined. The squad earned a bye after winning their group. 

In the win over Brazil, the United States went ahead 5-2 in the first quarter and then 11-3 at halftime. The defense outdid the offense in the second half for the United States as they blanked Brazil 5-0 on the way to the 16-3 victory. Team USA went 7/9 on power plays and 1/2 on penalty shots while Brazil was 0/4 on power plays and did not attempt a penalty shot. 

Scoring
USA 16 (5, 6, 2, 3) S. Klass 3, V. Ayala 3, S. Garabet 3, J. Roemer 2, B. Weber 2, J. Rozolis-Hill 1, B. Maxson 1, A. Legaspi 1
BRA 3 (2, 1, 0, 0)
Saves - USA - H. Ritner 8
5/4 - USA - 7/9 - BRA 0/4
Penalties - USA - 1/2 - BRA - 0/0

The win over Mexico started off a little slower as the United States led just 4-2 after the first and 8-4 at halftime. They put the match to rest in the third quarter outscoring Mexico 9-1 to take a 17-5 lead. Team USA added four more goals in the fourth on the way to the 21-7 win. Team USA went 8/10 on power plays while Mexico was 4/5.

Scoring
USA 21 (4, 4, 9, 4) S. Klass 5, A. Hill 4, B. Maxson 3, M. Johnston 3, B. Weber 2, G. Thawley 1, V. Ayala 1, S. Garabet 1, J. Roemer 1
Mexico 7
Saves - USA - H. Ritner 6, Z. Banks 2
5/4 - USA - 8/10 - MEX - 4/5
 

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