Women's Senior National Team

USA Women Cruise Past Argentina 19-1 For Second Straight Win At World University Games


Aug. 20, 2017

Taipei, Taiwan - August 20 - The USA Women's National Team cruised to their second straight victory at the World University Games with a 19-1 win over Argentina. Jordan Raney (Manhattan Beach, CA/Stanford) scored four goals to lead the USA attack with Mia Rycraw (Walnut, CA/Arizona State) recording 10 saves in net. Team USA returns to action on Tuesday against Australia at 5am et/2am pt. For more information on the tournament visit 2017.taipei. Live streaming is expected to be available of the semifinal matches and medal matches at LiveStream.com/FISU

Team USA took control of this match early opening up a 7-0 lead after the first quarter. Seven different players scored in the quarter for the United States kicked off by a tally from Alys Williams (Huntington Beach, CA/UCLA) a little over a minute into the match. It was more of the same in the second quarter as Jamie Neushul (Isla Vista, CA/Stanford) started the scoring with a goal to make it 8-0. After Argentina scored their lone goal of the game, Team USA ran off three straight scores with the last two coming from Raney.

Ahead 11-1 to start the second half it was all Neushul early in the third. Jamie Neushul scored the first two goals of the period and older sister Kiley Neushul (Isla Vista, CA/Stanford) followed with a goal of her own for a 14-1 lead with 5:51 to play in the third. Four more goals followed and Team USA had all but won the match up 18-1 going to the fourth. Raney added the lone goal in the fourth, also her fourth, to push Team USA to a 19-1 victory. 

The United States went 2/2 on power plays and 2/2 on penalties while Argentina was 0/3 on power plays and did not attempt a penalty shot. 

Scoring - Scoresheet
USA 19 (7, 4, 7, 1) J. Raney 4, J. Neushul 3, S. Mutafyan 3, K. Klass 2, A. Williams 2, M. Berggren 2, K. Neushul 1, M. Brooks 1, A. Fischer 1
ARG 1 (0, 1, 0, 0)
Saves - M. Rycraw 10
6x5 - USA - 2/2 - ARG - 0/3
Penalties - USA - 2/2 - ARG - 0/0 

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