The semifinals in the 2014 Winter Olympics women’s hockey tournament is underway, and we already have one team who has earned their spot in the gold medal match. The United States faced off against Sweden in the first semifinal of the day and it was Team USA who earned a spot in the final with a dominating 6-1 win.
The United States jumped out to a quick three-goal lead in the first period and never looked back.
Team USA entered the tournament as one of the gold medal favorites in the tournament and now they will get a chance to prove all of their supporters correct.
Here is the full box score from today’s game:
First Period Summary
|6:10||Alex Carpenter – power play (Assist: Megan Bozek, Kelli Stack)||0||1|
|7:16||Kacey Bellamy (Assist: Brianna Decker, Megan Bozek)||0||2|
|11:19||Amanda Kessel (Assist: Brianna Decker, Gigi Marvin)||0||3|
|5:45||A Borgqvist (hooking)|
|7:32||L Wester (tripping)|
|9:17||J Asserholt (roughing)|
|11:33||M Picard (hooking)|
|16:55||G Marvin (interference)|
Second Period Summary
|5:41||Monique Lamoureux – power play (Assist: Jocelyne Lamoureux, Kacey Bellamy)||0||4|
|12:17||Megan Bozek (Assist: Kendall Coyne)||0||5|
|3:47||P Winberg (interference)|
|9:08||K Coyne (hooking)|
Third Period Summary
|13:04||Anna Borgqvist (Assist: Emma Eliasson, Pernilla Winberg)||1||5|
|16:58||Brianna Decker (Assist: Kendall Coyne, Amanda Kessel)||1||6|
|14:34||L Backlin (ps-tripping on breakaway)|
Team USA will now take on the winner of Canada and Switzerland, which takes place later today.
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