Shanghai, China – June 10 – The USA Women’s National Team will have a chance to defend their gold medal title at the FINA World League Super Final after advancing to the title bout with an 8-4 win over Hungary. Maddie Musselman (Newport Beach, CA/UCLA/CdM Aquatics) scored three goals and Gabby Stone (La Jolla, CA/Stanford/SD Shores) record 10 saves in net. Team USA takes on Canada on Sunday at 6:30am et/3:30am pt. Live streaming is available on beIN Sports 7 by clicking here (cable authentication may be required).
The United States took a 2-1 lead after the first quarter and then added four unanswered goals in the second quarter to go up 6-1 at intermission. Two more unanswered goals followed in the third quarter as Team USA cruised into the fourth quarter ahead 8-1. Hungary tried to rally adding three goals in the fourth and keeping the United States scoreless but the deficit was too large.
Team USA went 4/8 on power plays and did not attempt a penalty shot while Hungary went 0/5 on power plays and 1/1 on penalty shots.
“We were great on defense tonight and had the intensity and our goal play was — Gabby Stone — was fantastic. Hungary not an easy team to play against. We stayed focused and tomorrow we play Canada who are playing really well,” said USA Head Coach Adam Krikorian.
USA 8 (2, 4, 2, 0) M. Musselman 3, R. Fattal 1, M. Fischer 1, M. Seidemann 1, M. Steffens 1, A. Williams 1