Women's Senior National Team

Women's Senior National Team Defeats Japan 17-4 For Second Straight Win At World League Super Final


Melissa Seidemann was one of nine goal scorers for Team USA in the win over Japan
June 7, 2017

Shanghai, China - June 7 - The USA Women's National Team picked up their second straight win at the FINA World League Super Final in dominant fashion as they defeated Japan 17-4. Nine different players found the back of the net for Team USA led by three goals from Alys Williams (Huntington Beach, CA/UCLA/HBWPC). Mia Rycraw (Walnut, CA/Arizona State/Sun Devil) did the job in net recording six saves and five steals. Team USA closes out group play on Thursday when they meet Russia at 1:20am pt. Live streaming has been made available on local Shanghai television can be accessed by visiting http://live.qq.com/10022698 (subject to change). 

Team USA opened up a 4-1 lead after the first quarter and a 7-2 lead at halftime. They put the game away in the third quarter with a six goal effort to build a 13-3 advantage going to the final eight minutes. In the fourth quarter the United States added four more goals to win the match 17-4.

A day after failing to convert a single power play in a win over the Netherlands, Team USA was much better in the win over Japan going 8/13 on player advantages while Japan was just 1/3. Neither side attempted a penalty shot. 

Scoring

USA 17 (4, 3, 6, 4) A. Williams 3, M. Brooks 2, A. Fischer 2, M. Fischer 2, J. Neushul 2, K. Neushul 2, M Steffens 2, M. Musselman 1, M. Seidemann 1
JPN 4 (1, 1, 1, 1)
Saves - USA - M. Rycraw 6
6x5 - USA - 8/13 - JPN - 1/3
Penalties - USA - 0/0 - JPN - 0/0
 
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