Women's Junior National Team

USA Women's Junior National Team Earns Fifth Place At FINA Junior World Championship


The USA Junior Women took fifth place in Greece at the FINA Junior World Championship
Sept. 9, 2017

Volos, Greece - September 9 - The USA Women's Junior National Team claimed fifth place at the FINA Junior World Championship after a 4-2 win over Hungary earlier today. Ryann Neushul scored two goals and Amanda Longan added nine saves in the win. Team USA finishes play in Greece with a 5-1-1 record. For more information on the tournament, visit Volos2017.com.

Team USA took a lead early on a Neushul goal with 5:42 to play in the first quarter. That advantage was short-lived as Hungary came back to score two straight goals to take a 2-1 lead after the first quarter. While they held the advantage that would be all the scoring for Hungary in this match. With 3:48 to play in the first half Lexi Liebowitz scored to tie the game at 2-2 going into halftime.

In the third quarter Neushul added her second goal in the opening minute for a 3-2 lead. Then at the 4:57 mark it was Sarah Klass putting the United States ahead 4-2. From there neither side would score as defenses took over. Both teams also struggled mightily on the advantage with Team USA going 0/6 and Hungary going 0/4. The game stayed 4-2 in favor of Team USA going to the fourth and despite both teams having power play opportunities neither found the back of the net as a scoreless final period resulted in a 4-2 win for Team USA.

Hungary went 1/1 on penalty shots while the United States went 0/1.

Scoring - Scoresheet
USA 4 (1, 1, 2, 0) R. Neushul 2, L. Liebowitz 1, A. Hill 1
HUN 2 (2, 0, 0, 0)
Saves - USA - A. Longan 9
6x5 - USA - 0/6 - HUN 0/4
Penalties - USA - 0/1 - HUN - 1/1

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