US Women’s Nt’l University Team Defeats China 6-1
June 09, 2019

On March 8, the US Women’s National University team managed to clinch a coveted spot in the 2019 World Winter University Games semi-finals after taking down China 6-1 in its final preliminary round game.

Commenting on the immaculate win, National University Team head coach Shelley Looney noted that she was very proud of how Team USA came together to defeat their opponents while maintaining a definite points advantage throughout. She added that this showed in how her team played on the day, explaining that they performed cohesively and strongly in the offensive zone during the entire game. As for the future, Looney enthused at the team that her team was looking forward to tackling the semi finals head on.

Jaiden Forrest Scores Opening Goal at 9:44

The American team opened scoring for the game at the 9:44 mark of the first period thanks to Jaiden Forrest of Davenport University, forcing punters at home and abroad to put aside their sports bets and apuestas de futbol Argentina to tune into the action. Forrest’s first goal was assisted by Maddie Wolsman of Michigan State University and Katie Stelling of Lindenwood University, Belleville. After outshooting their Chinese opponents by 13-4 in the opening frame, the US Women’s National University Team took a trip to their locker room holding a lead of 1-0.

Another fortuitous turn came about when China was penalized for having too many players on the rink, allowing Team USA to capitalize on their power play and further their lead to 2-1. Soon afterwards, Wolsmann grabbed her second point of the game, being assisted by Shelby Bradford of Liberty University and Kathleen Ash of the University of Colorado.

America again extended its lead to 3-1 just a few minutes later when Jaiden Forrest nabbed her second goal of the round thanks to an assist from Liberty University’s Lauren McDonald. The home team scored yet again in the second period using skill and strategy, with just 3:53 remaining on the clock when Ash scored her second point of the game, taking advantage of an assist provided by College of the Holy Cross’s Maeve Reilly.

Power Plays Lead to American Victory

After China was handed a tripping penalty 4:22 into the last period of the game, Team USA scored on the power play once again, bringing their score up to an unbeatable 5-0. Just seconds later, Ash would collect her third point and second goal of the game by using the power play provided by assists from Reilly and Christy Von Aulock of the University of Miami-Ohio.

Before Wolsmann bagged her second goal of the game, China scored its very first goal, but it was not enough. Wolsmann’s score brought the lead to 6-1, with Forrest and Kathleen McNamara of Boston College picking up assists on the final US goal.

Team USA managed to outshoot China by 50-13 and went 2 for 4 on the power play and 0 for 1 on the penalty kill. The American team competed in Group A at this year’s WWUG alongside Canada, Japan, Russia, Switzerland and China, making their win even more impressive considering that they were up against such skilled and formidable teams.

With a clear win working in their favour, the US Women’s National University Team headed into their battle against Russia on Monday, March 11 at 7:30 am ET with plenty of confidence and a will to make America proud!


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