Women's Youth National Team

USA Youth Women Fall To Canada; Follow With Win Over Argentina


Paola Dominguez scored five big goals in the win over Argentina
Paola Dominguez scored five big goals in the win over Argentina
July 14, 2018

Clearwater, FL – July 14 – The USA Youth Women were eliminated from gold medal contention at the UANA Junior Pan American Championship following a 19-9 loss to Canada earlier today. They bounced back later in the day with a 24-5 win over Argentina and will meet Puerto Rico on Sunday for bronze at 1:30pm et/10:30am pt. The match will stream live at YouTube.com/USAWP and Facebook.com/USAWP. To watch a replay of the USA-Canada match, click here. To watch a replay of the USA-Argentina match, click here. For more information on the UANA Junior Pan American Championship, click here.

Team USA started off strong in the loss to Canada opening up a 2-1 lead after the first quarter. Canada turned the tables in the second quarter outscoring Team USA 5-1 to take a 6-3 lead into halftime. They continued to build on their lead in the third quarter expanding their advantage to 13-4. Team USA looked to rally in the fourth quarter adding five goals but Canada was too strong powering home six more goals for a 19-9 victory.

Izzy Gazzaniga and Jenna Flynn led the scoring for Team USA with two goals each while Emily Blackwell added 10 saves in the loss. Team USA went 3/5 on power plays while Canada was 3/9 with neither side attempting a penalty shot.

In the win over Argentina, Team USA took a 2-2 game and blew it open early with a 5-2 advantage after the first quarter. It was reminiscent of the United States’ win over Argentina earlier in tourney play when they won 24-4. Team USA exploded for eight unanswered goals in the second quarter to lead 13-2 at halftime. They added five more goals in the third quarter for an 18-4 lead. They capped the scoring with six more goals in the fourth to claim the 24-5 victory.

Bianca Becerra and Paola Dominguez-Castro scored five goals each to lead a balanced scoring attack. Emily Blackwell and Itzy Baca combined for 8 saves in net. Team USA went 2/4 on power plays while Argentina was 3/6 with neither side attempting a penalty shot.

Scoring
USA 9 (2, 1, 1, 5) J. Flynn 2, I. Gazzaniga 2, A. Miller 2, M. Allen 1, C. Miller 1, C. Hicks 1
CAN 19 (1, 5, 7, 6)
Saves – USA – E. Blackwell 10
6x5 – USA – 3/5 – CAN 3/9
Penalties – USA – 0/0 – CAN 0/0

USA 24 (5, 8, 5, 6) B. Becerra 5, P. Dominguez-Castro 5, I. Zimmerman 4, Miller 3, H. Meyer 2, J. Flynn 2, I. Gazzaniga 2, C. Hicks 1
ARG 5 (2, 0, 2, 1)
Saves – USA – E. Blackwell 6, I. Baca 2
6x5 – USA – 2/4 – ARG – 3/6
Penalties – USA 0/0 – ARG – 0/0

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