Women's Senior National Team

USA Women Cruise Past Russia 17-3 To Advance To Kunshan Cup Title Game


Aria Fischer scored two goals in the victory over Russia
June 2, 2017

Kunshan, China - June 2 - The USA Women's National Team advanced to the gold medal match of the Kunshan Cup with a 17-3 victory over Russia in semifinal action. Jamie Neushul (Goleta, CA/Stanford/Santa Barbara 805) led all scorers with four goals and Gabby Stone (La Jolla, CA/Stanford/SD Shores) recorded five saves in net. Team USA now takes on Greece in the title match on Saturday at 4am pt. 

Team USA got off to a strong start opening up a 3-0 lead after the first quarter and then adding five more goals in the second to go in front 8-1 at halftime. They tacked on four unanswered goals in the fourth to put the game away leading 12-1 going into the final eight minutes. Russia found the back of the net twice but the United States had five more goals waiting to cruise to victory 17-3.

Power plays played a major role as Team USA went 8/10 on the advantage and Russia went 2/8 with neither side attempting a penalty shot. Makenzie Fischer (Laguna Beach, CA/Stanford/SET) added three goals, three steals and three drawn exclusions. 

Scoring
USA 17 (3, 5, 4, 5) J. Neushul 4, M. Fischer 3, M. Musselman 3, M. Brooks 2, A. Fischer 2, K. Neushul 2, J. Raney 1
RUS 3 (0, 1, 0, 2)
Saves - USA - G. Stone 5
6x5 - USA - 8/10 - RUS 2/8
Penalties - USA - 0/0 - RUS - 0/0

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