Day 2: Gophers at Women's World Championship
Mira Jalosuo

April 4, 2013

USA Hockey Recap | IIHF Recap | Stats | Game Summary

Early goals by the U.S. Women’s National Team enabled them to defeat the Finnish National Team, 4-2, Wednesday afternoon. Junior forward Amanda Kessel notched a goal and an assist for Team USA, while senior defenseman Mira Jalosuo was named Finnish Player of the Game.

The Americans jumped on Jalosuo, Noora Raty and the Finns form the get go as they netted four goals in the first period. Kessel was credited with a point on two of the goals as she assisted Wisconsin’s Brianna Decker at 10:35 and then scored one of her own on a USA power play at 17:36. Former Gopher Gigi Marvin also assisted on Decker’s goal.

Finland notched a goal midway through the first period, but Team USA carried a 4-1 advantage into the first intermission.

After allowing four goals in the first period, Räty settled down in net and shut the Americans out the remainder of the game. The senior goaltender, who made 38 saves in the game, kept the Finns within striking distance as she make one miraculous save after another in the final two periods.

The Finns pulled back within two goals in the second period as North Dakota’s Michelle Karvinen rebounded a Jalosuo slap shot and chipped it by the US goaltender.

Team USA kept Finland at bay in the third period to grab the 4-2 victory.

With the win, Team USA moves into second in the Group A standings with four points, while Finland sits third with three. Canada leads the grouping with five points.

The Americans take a day off before facing Switzerland in the final game of the Group round-robin play on Friday at 2:30 p.m. CT. Finland will play the late game against Team Canada at 6:30 p.m. CT.


 

 

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