Women's Senior National Team

USA Women Win World University Games GOLD! Team USA Defeats Hungary 16-9


The USA Women took home GOLD at the 2017 World University Games
Aug. 29, 2017

Taipei, Taiwan - August 29 - The USA Women's National Team won GOLD at the 2017 World University Games following a 16-9 win over Hungary. Kiley Neushul (Isla Vista, CA/Stanford) and Jamie Neushul (Isla Vista, CA/Stanford) scored four goals each to lead the offense with Gabby Stone (La Jolla, CA/Stanford) and Mia Rycraw (Walnut, CA/Arizona State) combining for six saves in net. Team USA finishes play in Taiwan at 8-0, outscoring their opponents by a margin of 127-38. To watch a full replay of USA-Hungary, click here. For more information on the tournament visit 2017.taipei.

Jamie Neushul scored to start things off for the United States with a goal at the 6:21 mark but Hungary answered moments later to tie the game at 1-1. The United States took charge from their scoring four unanswered goals to build a 5-1 lead after the first period. Jordan Raney (Manhattan Beach, CA/Stanford, Kiley Neushul, Stephanie Mutafyan (Los Alamitos, CA/California) and Jamie Neushul in that run to build a lead Team USA would never relinquish. 

The United States scored four straight to open the second quarter, taking a 9-2 lead with 2:17 left in the half. Alys Williams (Huntington Beach, CA/UCLA) and Kiley Neushul started the period with goals and Mary Brooks (Fresno, CA/UC Irvine) followed with two straight. After Hungary cut the deficit to 9-3 Mutafyan added another goal for a 10-3 lead at halftime.

Hungary's offense came to life in the third quarter as they scored two of the first three goals to make it an 11-5 game with 5:46 to play in the quarter. Team USA answered by scoring two of the next three goals on scores from Brooks and Kiley Neushul for a 13-6 advantage going to the fourth. Jamie and Kiley Neushul scored the first two goals of the fourth to silence and comeback attempts as the United States went ahead 15-6 with 6:28 to play in the match. 

Hungary scored three goals in a row to make it 15-9 with 3:17 to play but Jamie Neushul closed the door with a final goal at the 2:51 mark to confirm the win and the gold medal for Team USA. 

Scoring - Scoresheet
USA 16 (5, 5, 3, 3) K. Neushul 4, J. Neushul 4, M. Brooks 3, S. Mutafyan 2, J. Raney 2, A. Williams 1
HUN 9 (1, 2, 3, 3)
Saves - USA - G. Stone 5 - M. Rycraw 1
Penalties - USA - 0/0 - HUN - 1/1

 

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