Women's Senior National Team

USA Women Take First Two Matches At Dutch Trophy With Wins Over Italy & Hungary


Stephania Haralabidis and Team USA won their first two games at the Dutch Trophy
Stephania Haralabidis and Team USA won their first two games at the Dutch Trophy
July 5, 2018

Rotterdam, Netherlands - July 5 - The USA Women’s National Team picked up victories in their first two games of the Dutch Trophy in the Netherlands. On Wednesday they defeated Italy 10-4 and then on Thursday they beat Hungary 17-9. Rachel Fattal (Seal Beach, CA/UCLA/SOCAL) led Team USA with 4 goals in the win against Italy. Maddie Musselman (Newport Beach, CA/UCLA/CDM) and Stephania Haralabidis (Athens, Greece/USC/NYAC) both scored 3 goals in the victory over Hungary. Team USA returns to action on Friday against the Netherlands at 9:30am et/6:30am pt. Watch LIVE by clicking here.

In the first game against Italy, Team USA jumped out to a 3-0 lead at the end of the first quarter and never looked back. They proceeded to outscore Italy 2-1 in the second quarter as they took a 5-1 lead at halftime. The teams traded goals in the third quarter as Team USA maintained a four goal lead at the break. Team USA then took control in the fourth quarter as they outscored Italy 3-1 on the way to a 10-4 victory. Team USA went 3/9 on power plays while Italy went 1/8 on power plays. Neither side attempted a penalty shot.

The second game was a tighter contest in the beginning as Team USA was level at 3-3 with Hungary at the end of the first quarter. The offense for Team USA took off in the second as they outscored Hungary 5-2 to take an 8-5 lead at halftime. Team USA continued to pour it on as they again outscored Hungary 5-2 to increase their lead to 13-7 at the end of the third quarter. Team USA did not let off the throttle as they put four more goals on the board in the fourth quarter on the way to a 17-9 victory. Team USA went 5/10 on power plays while Hungary went 1/9 on power plays. Hungary went 3/3 on penalties while Team USA did not attempt one.

Scoring
USA - 10 (3, 2, 2, 3) R. Fattal 4, B. Games 1, M. Seidemann 1, M. Steffens 1, J. Neushul 1, K. Neushul 1, K. Gilchrist 1
ITA - 4 (0, 1, 2, 1)
6x5 - USA 3/9 - ITA - 1/8
Penalties - USA 0/0 - ITA - 0/0

USA - 17 (3, 5, 5, 4) M. Musselman 3, S. Haralabidis 3, R. Fattal 2, P. Hauschild 2, K. Neushul 2, M. Seidemann 1, M. Steffens 1, A. Fischer 1, K. Gilchrist 1, B. Games 1
HUN - 9 (3, 2, 2, 2)
6x5 - USA - 5/10 - HUN - 1/9
Penalties - USA 0/0 - HUN 3/3

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