Women's Junior National Team

USA Junior Women Defeat New Zealand 11-4 For Second Straight Win At Junior Worlds


The USA Junior Women have started 2-0 at the Junior World Championship
Sept. 4, 2017

Volos, Greece - September 4 - The USA Women's Junior National Team picked up their second straight win at the FINA Junior World Championships defeating New Zealand 11-4. Five different players scored two goals each to lead the offense with Amanda Longan recording 12 saves in net. Team USA returns to play on Tuesday against Spain at 4:40am et/1:40am pt. Live streaming is available by clicking here. To watch a replay of USA-New Zealand, click here. For more information on the tournament, visit Volos2017.com

The game started off as a defensive battle with neither side scoring in the first period to leave the game tied at 0-0 going to the second. In the next period the USA offense got in gear running off four straight goals to start the quarter. Sarah Klass started it off with a goal followed by two straight from Ryann Neushul for a 3-0 lead. Denise Mammolito scored to make it 4-0 before New Zealand came back with two straight goals. Paige Hauschild wrapped up the scoring in the quarter with a goal to leave Team USA ahead 5-2 at halftime. 

New Zealand cut the gap to two goals with the first score of the third quarter but Team USA answered on a tally from Klass to make it 6-3 after three. In the fourth the United States took control once more outscoring New Zealand 5-1. Abbi Hill hit on the first two goals of the period to make it 8-3. After a New Zealand goal closed the deficit to four goals the United States tacked on three more to secure the victory at 11-3. Val Ayala, Mammolito and Hauschild scored the last three for Team USA.

The United States went 3/4 on power plays and 1/1 on penalties while New Zealand was 0/4 on power plays and 1/1 on penalty shots. 

Scoring - Scoresheet
USA 11 (0, 5, 1, 5) S. Klass 2, A. Hill 2, P. Hauschild 2, D. Mammolito 2, R. Neushul 2, V. Ayala 1
NZL 4 (0, 2, 1, 1)
Saves - USA - A. Longan 12
6x5 - USA - 3/4 - NZL - 0/4
Penalties - USA - 1/1 - NZL - 1/1

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