USA Women Open Series vs. China with 17-7 win in Long Beach

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Long Beach, CA – April 20 – The U.S. Women’s National Team began play tonight in a three-game series against China, earning a 17-7 victory over Long Beach City College. Jenna Flynn And Emma Lineback scored four goals each time Ashleigh Johnson scored seven saves on target. The two teams return to play at Long Beach City College on Monday with a 6 p.m. start. The match will be streamed LIVE on Click here to purchase a subscription. 6-8 Sports provides live statistics of all matches on

China started the match with a pair of goals from Jing Zhang and Sanfeng Nong to put Team USA on their heels. The red, white and blue changed to Maddie Musselman on successive counter-attacks to level the score earlier Rachel Fattal found the back of the net through the arms of the Chinese defense. Late in the quarter, Zewen Deng converted a player advantage for China and then Ryann Neushul earned a penalty with:01 left and Flynn put the United States ahead 4–3.

In the second period, Zhang posted her second score and Siya Yan added to the Chinese total as Lineback scored her first two goals and Flynn pushed Team USA ahead 7-5 at halftime.

The Team USA women locked things down in the third quarter and pitched a shutout over the next eight minutes. The excellent defense and seven goals for the Americans left no doubt about the outcome of this match. Team captain Maggie SteffensFattal (2), Flynn, Emily Ausmus, Jovana SekulicAnd Jordan Raney all netting goals to make the score 14-5 heading into the final frame.

Deng rebounded with two more goals for China in the fourth as attacking engines Lineback (2) and Flynn answered with three for Team USA, which cruised to the 17-7 win.

Team USA went 5/11 on power plays and 1/1 on penalties, while China went 4/11 on power plays and 0/1 on penalties.

Scoring – Statistics
US 17 (4, 3, 7, 3) J. Flynn 4, E. Lineback 4, R. Fattal 3, M. Musselman 2, M. Steffens 1, J. Raney 1, E. Ausmus 1, J. Sekulic 1
CHN 7 (3, 2, 0, 2) Z. Deng 3, J. Zhang 2, S. Yan 1, S. Nong 1
Saves – US – A. Johnson 7 – CHN – W. Dong 4, Jiaqi Zhang 2
6×5 – US – 5/11 – CHN – 4/11
Penalties – US – 2/2 – CHN 0/1

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