The second period was more of the same with Fattal, Maddie Musselman (Newport Beach, CA/Corona del Mar HS/CdM Aquatics), and Kaleigh Gilchrist (Newport Beach, CA/USC/Trojan) all hitting paydirt for a 9-0 lead headed into halftime. In the third quarter the USA attack continued with goals from Steffens and Kiley Neushul (Goleta, CA/Stanford/Santa Barbara) for an 11-0 lead. Brazil broke through with their first score moments later on an Amanda Oliveira goal and an 11-1 match. Both offenses remained quiet the rest of the way and Team USA held a 10 goal lead as play moved to the fourth.
Neushul and Steffens teamed up again in the first two minutes of the fourth quarter, adding two more goals to build a 13-1 lead. Brazil would tally one more goal late, but the damage had been done as Team USA cruised to victory. The United States went 3/5 on power plays and 1/1 on penalties while Brazil was 0/5 on power plays and did not attempt a penalty.
Scoring – Scoresheet
USA 13 (6, 3, 2, 2) M. Steffens 3, M. Fischer 2, R. Fattal 2, K. Neushul 2, K. Craig 1, K. Gilchrist 1, M. Musselman 1, C. Mathewson 1
BRA 2 (0, 0, 1, 1) A. Oliveira 1, I. Chiappini 1
Saves – USA – A. Johnson 14 – BRA – T. Oliveira 4, V. Chamorro 2
6×5 – USA – 3/5 – BRA – 0/5
Penalties – USA – 1/1 – BRA 0/0