USA Women Split First Two Games Of Exhibition Series With Australia
A capacity crowd filled the Coggan Family Aquatics Center last night to see the USA Women's National Team edge Australia 8-7. Rachel Fattal scored 3 goals in the match including the game winner with 2:54 to play in the fourth to give the United States the win. Archive photo via Tim Binning/TheSwimPictures.com
La Jolla, CA – November 24 – A capacity crowd filled the Coggan Family Aquatics Center last night in La Jolla, CA to see the USA Women’s National Team edge Australia 8-7. Rachel Fattal (Seal Beach, CA/UCLA/SOCAL) scored three goals in the match including the game winner with 2:54 to play in the fourth to give the United States the win. Captain Maggie Steffens (Danville, CA/Stanford/NYAC) added three goals and La Jolla nativeGabby Stone (La Jolla, CA/Stanford/SD Shores) made seven stops in net to pick up the victory. The two teams return to play tonight in Los Alamitos at the Joint Forces Training Base with a 7pm start. Tickets will be available at the door for $10.
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USA 8 (1, 3, 2, 2) R. Fattal 3, M. Steffens 3, K. Neushul 1, M. Musselman 1
AUS 7 (1, 5, 1, 0) A. Southern 2, H. Lincoln-Smith 1, K. Gofers 1, B. Knox 1, R. Webster 1, Z. Arancini 1
Saves – USA – G. Stone 7 – AUS – K. Wakefield – 5
6×5 – USA – 1-8 – AUS – 0-6
Penalties – USA – 1-1 – AUS – 1-1
Los Alamitos, CA – November 24 – For the second straight night an exhibition match Australia and the USA Women’s National Team ended in an 8-7 final but tonight it was a win for Australia. Glencora (Ralph) McGhie scored the eventual game winner with 1:30 left capping a seven goal second half for Australia. The Aussies rallied from down 3-1 at halftime to go up 7-4 in the second half. Two goals from Maggie Steffens (Danville, CA/Stanford/NYAC) and Rachel Fattal (Seal Beach, CA/UCLA/SOCAL) were not enough to overcome Australia. Ashleigh Johnson (Miami, FL/Princeton/NYAC) went the distance in net turning away 10 shots. The two teams close out the series on Friday at Dos Pueblos HS in Goleta, CA at 2pm pt. Tickets will be available for $10 at the door. Live streaming will be available by clicking here and live stats are available here.
Scoring – Scoresheet
USA 7 (2, 1, 1, 3) M. Steffens 2, R. Fattal 2, M. Musselman 1, M. Fischer 1, K. Craig 1
AUS 8 (0, 1, 4, 3) B. Knox 2, R. Webster 2, A. Southern 1, G. Beadsworth 1, G. McGhie 1, Z. Arancini 1
Saves – USA – A. Johnson – 10 – AUS – L. Hedges 5
6×5 – USA – 1-8 – AUS – 2-6
Penalties – USA – 0/0 – AUS – 1-1
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