Monday, April 6, 2009

USA 8 - RUS 0, US moves on to qualifying round

USA 8 - RUS 0
The US outshot Russia 49-13. Duggan scored USA's 1st goal, and Knight and Lawler each got 1 assist. Former Duluth Foreign Legion player Iya Gavrilova was (obviously) held off the score sheet.

Game Notes: usahockey
Box: IIHF
Recaps: IIHF, usahockey

F Hilary Knight 0-1-1, 3 SOG, +2
F Erika Lawler 0-1-1, 3 SOG, +1
F Meghan Duggan 1-0-1, 4 SOG, +1
D Kerri Weiland 0-0-0, 0 SOG, E
D Molly Engstrom 0-0-0, 0 SOG, +4
G Jessie Vetter DNP (Molly Schaus got the start)

"We ran into some adversities, which is good for the team," said Team USA Head Coach Mark Johnson, who is also the head women's ice hockey coach at the University of Wisconsin. "We passed the test, which helps us in our preparation for our next game on Thursday."

Next up: The qualifying round
Thurs 4/9 @ 12 PM -v. Finland
Fri 4/10 @ 12 PM -- v. Canada