US spreads the scoring in 10-0 rout of Japan at Women's Worlds
The Americans led 9-0 after two periods with goals by nine different players. It wasn’t until Alex Carpenter’s goal about four minutes into the third period that a U.S. player notched their second goal of the game.
HERNING, Denmark — Team USA received goals from nine different players, including two from Alex Carpenter , and Minnesota's fifth-year senior Taylor Heise had a tournament record-tying five assists in a 10-0 rout of Japan on Thursday, Aug. 25 at the Women's World Championships.
The Americans led 9-0 after two periods with goals by nine different players. It wasn’t until Carpenter’s goal about four minutes into the third period that a U.S. player notched their second goal of the game.
Japan managed just six shots on goal — including three in the final period — against U.S. netminder Nicole Hensley . Meanwhile, the Americans fired 62 shots on net.
Former Minnesota Gopher standout Amanda Kessel and Carpenter scored 29 seconds apart near the end of the second period for a 9-0 lead. Heise notched her fifth assist of the game by finding Carpenter breaking toward the net.
The U.S. chased Japan’s Akane Konishi from the net after its seventh goal, a power play tally by Abby Roque at 8:36 of the second period. Roque found open space in front of Konishi and redirected Cayla Barnes ’ shot from the point.
The Americans scored four goals during a three-minute stretch surrounding the first intermission.
Caroline Harvey stuffed a backhand goal with one minute left in the first period and Hayley Scamurra scored over Konishi's blocker with just 11 seconds remaining. After the break, Lacey Eden made it 5-0 on a tip just 1:15 into the second period and 41 seconds later, Hannah Bilka added a power play goal with a one-timer from the right circle.
The U.S. got on the board at 6:27 of the first period when former Gopher Kelly Pannek found room in the slot and fired a pass from the goal line from Kendall Coyne Schofield into the net. Less than two minutes later, Rory Guilday beat Konishi with a long shot to the stick side for a 2-0 U.S. lead.
Canada beat the US in the 2021 tournament in Calgary. Prior to that loss, the US had won five straight Women's World Championships.