TUSTIN, California, May 12. THE USA Men's National Team picked uptheir second straight win at the FINA World League Prelims with an11-2 win over Canada at Foothill High School. Foothill alum JWKrumpholz (Santa Ana, CA/USC/NYAC) led the way with four goalswhile Chay Lapin (Long Beach, CA/UCLA/Shore) anchored the net withsix saves. Canada got off to the solid start striking first, just two minutesinto the match for a 1-0 lead. Tony Azevedo (Long Beach,CA/Stanford/NYAC) answered on the next possession to tie the gameat 1-1. |
Canada had a response to that, moments later, when theyburied an outside shot to go back in front 2-1. That would be allthe control Canada would have in this match as the USA offense anddefense took over. Brian Alexander (Santa Ana, CA/UCSB/OlympicClub) and Jeff Powers (San Luis Obispo, CA/UC-Irvine/Newport WPF)followed with scores, and Team USA was in front 3-2 headed to thesecond period. The second period belonged to Krumpholz as he delivered two insidegoals to put the United States in front 5-2 at halftime.
In thethird quarter Team USA blew things open with three unanswered goalsto grab an 8-2 advantage by the end of the period. John Mann(Newport Beach,CA/California/NYAC) started the scoring with a tallyinside with 3:55 left in the period. Less than 90 seconds laterKrumpholz would draw a penalty, with the conversion coming fromAlexander. Alexander added a power play goal with :34 left in theperiod and the United States was in command.
In the fourth the red, white, and blue put the match away withthree more goals to take an 11-2 lead. Layne Beaubien (Coronado,CA/Stanford/NYAC) started it off with a power play goal to go up9-2. Krumpholz finished things with two straight, including a lobshot into an empty goal and a backhand tally. Team USA went 4/9 on power plays and 1/1 on penalty shots whileCanada was 1/3 on power plays and did not attempt a penalty shot.Earlier in the day Brazil topped Canada 13-6 and then theBrazilians went on to defeat the USA Men's Junior National Team10-7. Action resumes on Saturday with Brazil taking on Canada at10:30am followed by the USA Men's National Team battling Brazil at6pm.
Prior to the USA-Brazil the USA Men's Junior National Teamwill take part in another exhibition match against the Bruin club. Scoring USA 11 (3, 2, 3, 3) J. Krumpholz 4, B. Alexander 3, T.
Azevedo 1,J. Powers 1, L. Beaubien 1, J. Mann 1 CAN 2 (2, 0, 0, 0) Saves - USA - C. Lapin 6 6x5 - USA - 4/9 - CAN - 1/3 Penalties - USA - 1/1 - CAN - 0/0 The above article is a press release submitted to Swimming WorldMagazine.
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