Women's Youth National Team

USA Youth Women Advance To Fifth Place Game At Youth World Championship With 20-6 Win Over China


Aria Fischer scored a game high nine goals to power Team USA past China
Dec. 18, 2016

Auckland, New Zealand - December 16 - The USA Youth Women's National Team advanced to the fifth place match of the FINA Youth World Championship with a 20-6 win over China. Aria Fischer (SET/SOPAC) scored nine goals in the victory with Heidi Ritner (CDM Aquatics/SOPAC) and Thea Walsh (SET/SOPAC) combined for nine saves in net. To watch a full replay of the match, click here. Team USA now advances to meet Greece for fifth place tomorrow at 4:20pm pt. For live streaming information, click here

Team USA jumped out to a quick lead opening up a 6-2 advantage after the first quarter and then went up 10-4 at the half. In the third quarter they expanded to a ten goal lead going ahead 16-6. They closed things out with four unanswered goals in the fourth to take the 20-6 win. 

The United States went 7/12 on power plays and 0/1 on penalty shots while China went 3/10 on power plays and did not attempt a penalty shot. 

Scoring
USA 20 (6, 4, 6, 4) A. Fischer 9, P. Hauschild 3, R. Neushul 3, M. Johnston 2, L. Liebowitz 2, J. Roemer 1
CHN 6 (2, 2, 2, 0)
Saves - USA - H. Ritner 7, T. Walsh 2
5x4 - USA - 7/12 - CHN 3/10
Penalties - USA - 0/1 - CHN 0/0

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