Women's U18 and Collegiate teams split final games against Canada
The U18 squad dropped its third straight game to the Canadians while the Collegiate team finished 2-1.
CALGARY — With the third and final game over and done with, the Team USA collegiate squad ended its time in Canada with a winning 2-1 record while the U18s finished 0-3.
Even though the Canadians jumped out to an early lead in the final Collegiate Series match, Team USA found a way to come back and take the game, 2-1.
The first American goal came on the power play from Nicole LaMantia (Wayne, Ill. / Wisconsin) halfway through the first frame.
Later on in the same period, Golden Gopher Abbey Murphy (Evergreen Park, Ill.) scored the game winner off a rebound shot from Anna Wilgren (Hudson, Wis. / MSU Mankato).
Goaltenders Abbey Levy (Congers, N.Y. / Boston College) and Amanda Thiele (Milford, Mich. / Ohio State) had a combined 33 save performance.
The U18 team dropped their third and final game against the Canadians in a 7-2 decision.
The first goal for the Americans came from Bella Fanale (Webster, N.Y.) off of slick passes from Minnesotan Elly Klepinger (Minnetonka HS / Minnesota) and Shattuck-St. Mary's product Gabby Kim (Los Angeles, Calif. / Princeton).
The second and final goal from the Americans came on a breakaway five-hole opportunity from newcomer Sammy Taber (Tewksbury, Mass. / Boston College).
The U18 squad fell in all three matches after losing the first in a shootout, 6-5, and the second in regulation, 4-0.