U.S. wins 3-1; Tapani scores for Finland

Team USA won its opener today 3-1 over Finland in a game that had quite a UND flavor to it.

The lone Finland goal was scored by UND’s Susanna Tapani, who buried a great feed from her UND teammate, Michelle Karvinen.

Grand Forks natives and UND grads Jocelyne and Monique Lamoureux were held without a point, but had four shots on goal and Jocelyne hit the post once.

The Americans can clinch a spot in the semifinals if they beat Switzerland on Monday morning.

There’s a quick-file story posted on the Herald site here.

USA 3, FINLAND 1
First period — 1. USA, Knight :53
Second period — 2. USA, Stack (Knight, Bozek) 7:42; 3. USA, Carpenter (Schleper) 15:59 (pp)
Third period — 4. FIN, Tapani (Karvinen) 15:22 (pp)
Goalie saves — FIN: Raty 40, USA: Vetter 14

4 thoughts on “U.S. wins 3-1; Tapani scores for Finland

  1. Here we go again, Brad. No mention of Gigi? I’m looking but I don’t see in your report that she had the most shots on goal for the USA team in the game against Finland. If I missed it, my mistake. There are readers out of the Grand Forks area who want to read about the only Minnesotan (and NW MN at that) on the US team as well as the twins.
    I don’t get it…please keep us wanting to get the GF Herald to be informed about area newsworthy events. I know it’s the GRAND FORKS Herald, but it’s the source of news for a wider area.

  2. Thanks for mentioning Gigi in the additional news story on the Finland game. Lots of proud folks watching her and all the women.

  3. Mary, In Brad’s defense this is a blog for the University of North Dakota. Probably why the focus is mostly on UND current and former players.

    Made it through the first period, but couldn’t hang for the whole thing, the time change is really tough for live events.

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