KRASNOYARSK, Russia – Hannah Stone (Killingworth, Connecticut/Lindenwood University - Belleview) made 41 saves, but the U.S. Women’s National University Team fell to the Japan, 2-1, in its opening game at the 2019 Winter World University Games.
Team USA successfully killed off two penalties in the first period, but went to the locker room trailing by one after Japan got on the board 14:58 into the contest.
Following up on the successful special teams play from the first period, Team USA again killed off two penalties in the second period and used that momentum to get on the board and knot the score at one.
Allison Carlson (Marquette, Mich./Grand Valley State University) capitalized for the U.S. at the 13:21 mark of the second period and the teams went into the second intermission tied, 1-1.
Similar to Team USA in the second period, Japan used successful special teams play to gain momentum and score its second goal of the game.
After killing off a penalty for hooking, Japan scored 29 seconds later to take the lead with 15:42 remaining.
After pushing to tie the contest at two, Team USA pulled Stone for a sixth attacker with 1:24 to play. Despite generating chances in the final moments, the U.S. could not find the back of the net and fell to Japan, 2-1.
NOTES: At the 2019 Winter World University Games, Team USA is competing in Group A alongside the Canada, China, Japan, Russia and Switzerland. All preliminary-round games will be played at Pervomaisky Ice Arena … For complete coverage of the U.S. at the 2019 Winter World University Games, click here.
|Fri., March 1||Japan
|Krasnoyarsk, Russia||Pervomaisky Ice Arena||L, 1-2||Stats||--|
|Sun., March 3||Switzerland
|Krasnoyarsk, Russia||Pervomaisky Ice Arena||W, 5-2||Stats||--|
|Mon., March 4||Canada
|Krasnoyarsk, Russia||Pervomaisky Ice Arena||L, 0-1||Stats||--|
|Wed., March 6||Russia
|Krasnoyarsk, Russia||Pervomaisky Ice Arena||L, 0-10||Stats||--|
|Fri., March 8||China
|Krasnoyarsk, Russia||Pervomaisky Ice Arena||W, 6-1||Stats||--|
|Sun., March 10||Russia
|Krasnoyarsk, Russia||Arena Sever||L, 0-10||Stats||Stream|
|Mon., March 11||Japan
|Krasnoyarsk, Russia||Arena Sever||OTL, 2-1||Stats||Stream|