Team USA stays undefeated with 9-0 win over Switzerland at Women's Worlds

The USA held the Swiss to only four shots on goal for the entire 60 minutes of play.

Team United States goalkeeper Maddie Rooney (35) makes a save Feb. 8, 2022
Team United States goalkeeper Maddie Rooney (35) makes a save Feb. 8, 2022, in the first period of a pool play game against Canada during the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games at Wukesong Sports Centre.
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HERNING, Denmark — Team USA remained undefeated at the 2022 Women's World Championships with a 9-0 win over Switzerland on Monday, Aug. 29.

Michigan native Abby Roque put the Americans on the scoreboard early in the first after she sniped in a goal on a beautiful setup from teammate Lee Stecklein (Roseville, Minn.).

Hannah Bilka (Coppell, Texas / Boston College) doubled the lead on a redirected tip in front of Swiss goaltender Andrea Braendli (Boston University).

Golden Gopher Taylor Heise then tucked away two goals of her own before the first period ended to give Team USA a 4-0 lead.

The lone goal of the second period was scored by Hilary Knight (Sun Valley, Idaho).


In the third, Savannah Harmon (Downers Grove, Ill.) scored bar-down from near the blue line. Knight, Cayla Barnes (Corona, Calif. / Boston College), and Grace Zumwinkle (Excelsior, Minn. / Minnesota) all add another for a final score of 9-0.

Team USA held Switzerland to only four shots on goal for the entire 60 minutes of play. Maddie Rooney (Andover, Minn.) earned the shutout for her fourth in Women's Worlds history.

With Hilary Knight's two goals, she is now only four points away from tying Hayley Wickenheiser for the all-time points record (86) at the Women's World Championship.

Hannah Bilka and Alex Carpenter (North Reading, Mass.) both lead Team USA in points during the game with three a piece.

The U.S. and Canada improved to 3-0 in Group A. The two teams will face-off at 1 p.m. CT on Tuesday, Aug. 30. The game will be streamed live on the NHL Network.

Quarterfinal rounds start Sept. 1.

Related Topics: WOMEN'S HOCKEY
Sydney Wolf is a reporter for The Rink Live, primarily covering youth hockey. She joined the team in November of 2021 and graduated from St. Cloud State University with a B.S. in Mass Communications and a minor in Writing and Rhetoric Studies and was a part of the University Honors Program.
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