Team USA takes Gold At UANA Junior Pan American Championships

USA Men 10 Brazil 9

The United States Men’s Youth National Team found redemption and a gold medal at the UANA Junior Pan American Championship with a 10-9 victory over Brazil. A year after losing to Brazil in the gold medal final of the same event, the United States came back in the second half to pick up the victory. The United States came back from a three-goal deficit in the third quarter to win the game 10-9. USA’s offense was a joint effort with goals from eight different players while Pedro Real scored three goals for Brazil. Alex Wolf was in the goal for the United States and made eight saves while Bernardo Oliveria made three saves for Brazil.

In the first quarter, Matthew Maier put the USA on the board early with a goal on a 6X5 advantage but Brazil’s Guicherme Gomes converted on a five-meter penalty to tie the score at one.

Brazil took the lead in the second quarter with a goal by Pedro Stellat but Bennett Williams answered with a goal to knot up the score at two. Real and Henrique Vosconuelos both scored to give Brazil a 4-2 lead. David Kessler scored for the USA to bring them within one goal from the lead. Real then scored back-to-back goals to make the score 6-3 Brazil. In the final minute of the half, Warren Snyder scored making the score 6-4 Brazil at halftime.

In the third quarter, Roberto Freitas scored early to increase Brazil’s lead to 7-4. The United States then went on a three-goal run to tie the game at seven. David Kessler, Thomas Dunstan, and Bryce Hoerman all scored in the quarter.

Marco Stanchi, Hoerman, and Nicholas Carniglia each scored a goal to give the USA a 10-7 lead. Brazil then answered with two goals by Eduardo Wainberg and Gomes for a final score of 10-9 USA.

Hoerman was named the tourney’s Most Valuable Player.

Scoring- Scoresheet

United States 10 (1,3,3,3) Matthew Maier (1), Bennett Williams (1), David Kessler (2), Warren Snyder (1), Thomas Dunstan (1), Bryce Hoerman (2), Marco Stanchi (1), Nicholas Carniglia (1)

Brazil 9 (1,5,1,2) Guicherme Gomes (2), Pedro Stellat (1), Henrique Vosconuelos (1), Pedro Real (3), Roberto Frietas (1), Eduardo Wainberg (1)

USA Women 11 Brazil 6

The United States and Brazil matched up in the Gold Medal game of the UANA Junior Pan American Championships. Both teams played hard but the USA came out on top to win the gold medal 11-6. Aria Fischer and Jordan Raney led the USA’s offense with three goals each. Carlee Kapana started in goal for the United States and made seven saves while Victoria Chamorro made nine saves for Brazil.

Fischer scored in the first minute of the game to give the USA the early lead but Samanta Rezende answered for Brazil. Raney scored to pull the USA ahead 2-1. Izabella Chiappini responded with a goal 30 seconds later for Brazil to tie the score at two. Fischer regained the lead for the USA but Chiappini answered once again to knot the game at three to end the quarter.

The United States took control of the lead in the second quarter with five goals by Amber McCutcheon, Devin Grab, Brianna Daboub, Raney, and Mary Brooks while Diana Abla scored Brazil’s only goal to make the score 8-4 going into half time.

In the third quarter, Brazil shortened the USA’s lead with two goals by Abla, and Adhara Santoro. The USA did not score in the quarter but still held an 8-6 lead at the end of the quarter. Raney, Fischer, and Haley Wan all scored in the fourth quarter to solidify the USA’s win with a final score of 11-6.

Scoring- Scoresheet

United States 11 (3,5,0,3) Aria Fischer (3), Jordan Raney (3), Amber McCutcheon (1), Devin Grab (1), Brianna Daboub (1),Mary Brooks (1), Haley Wan (1)

Brazil 6 (3,1,2,0) Samanta Rezende (1), Izabella Chiappini (2), Diana Abla (2), Adhara Santoro (1)

Water Polo News / Swimming News courtesy of USA Water Polo.

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MEL STEWART Jr., aka Gold Medal Mel, won three Olympic medals at the 1992 Olympic Games. Mel's best event was the 200 butterfly. He is a former World, American, and NCAA Record holder in the 200 butterfly. As a writer/producer and sports columnist, Mel has contributed to Yahoo Sports, Universal Sports, …

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