Women's Junior National Team

USA Junior Women Defeat Canada 11-9 To Advance To Fifth Place Match At Junior World Championship

Sept. 8, 2017

Volos, Greece - September 8 - The USA Women's Junior National Team defeated Canada 11-9 to advance to the fifth place game at the FINA Junior World Championship. Ryann Neushul scored three goals and Amanda Longan added nine saves in net. Team USA will now take Hungary on Saturday for fifth place at 5:20am et/2:20am pt. Currently no live streaming is schedule. For more information on the tournament, visit Volos2017.com.

Team USA took an early lead on a Paige Hauschild goal in the opening two minutes before Canada tied the match with 4:46 to play in the first. Neushul followed with her first goal with a little over three minutes to play to retake the lead at 2-1. Canada again had an answer with :27 left in the period tying the game at 2-2 going to the second.

Ava Johnson and Denise Mammolito scored the first two goals of the second quarter to put the United States in front 4-2 with 2:43 to play. Canada rallied with two straight goals to tie the match at 4-4 going into halftime. The teams would trade goals to start the third quarter and were tied at 6-6 with 4:30 to play in the period. Team USA then scored three straight from Hauschild, Neushul and Lexi Liebowitz to go in front 9-6 with 1:58 to play. Canada again showed their resiliency and scored two in a row to make it 9-8 after three periods.

The United States took control in the fourth scoring two straight from Neushul and Liebowitz to go ahead 11-8 with 4:27 to play. Canada would score one final goal but it wouldn't factor in the decision. Team USA went 4/8 on power plays and 1/1 on penalties with Canada going 6/10 on power plays and 1/1 on penalties.  

Scoring - Scoresheet
USA 11 (2, 2, 5, 2) R. Neushul 3, P. Hauschild 2, D. Mammolito 2, L. Liebowitz 2, A. Johnson 1, R. Whitelegge 1
CAN 9 (2, 2, 4, 1)
Saves - USA - A. Longan 9
6x5 - USA 4/8 - CAN 6/10
Penalties - USA - 1/1 - CAN - 1/1




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