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