Women's Junior National Team

USA Junior Women Soar Into Junior Worlds Quarterfinals With 10-1 Win Over Serbia

Sept. 6, 2017

Volos, Greece - September 6 - The USA Women's Junior National Team cruised into the quarterfinal round of the FINA Junior World Championship with a 10-1 win over Serbia. Ryann Neushul, Val Ayala, Ava Johnson and Denise Mammolito all scored two goals in the win with Amanda Longan adding 10 saves in net. Team USA now advances to take on Greece in the quarterfinal round on Thursday at 1pm et/10am pt.  Live streaming is available by clicking here. To watch a replay of USA-Serbia, click here. For more information on the tournament, visit Volos2017.com

Ava Johnson opened the scoring for Team USA to take an early 1-0 lead but Serbia tied the match at 1-1 moments later. That would be as close as the game got. Team USA scored the next three goals of the period to build a 4-1 lead after one quarter. They added a single goal in the second and third quarter all while shutting out Serbia to take a 6-1 advantage into the fourth quarter.

Over the final eight minutes Team USA put the match away as Mammolito and Harbilas scored followed by two goals from Ayala to confirm the nine goal win. Team USA went 4/7 on power plays and 1/1 on penalty shots while Serbia was 1/7 on power plays and did not attempt a penalty.  

Scoring - Scoresheet
USA 10 (4, 1, 1, 4) R. Neushul 2, V. Ayala 2, A. Johnson 2, D. Mammolito 2, C. Harbilas 1, A. Hills 1
SRB 1 (1, 0, 0, 0)
Saves - A. Longan 10
6x5 - USA - 4/7 - SRB - 1/7
Penalties - USA - 1/1 - SRB 0/0




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