Sept. 1, 2018
Belgrade, Serbia - September 1 - The USA Women's Youth National Team will play for 5th-8th place after being eliminated from medal contention at the FINA Youth World Championship following a 7-6 loss to Italy. Abbi Hill scored three goals in the loss with Georgia Phillips and Thea Walsh combining for 11 saves. Team USA returns to action today at 12:00pm et/9:00am pt against the Netherlands. Live coverage and replays of all matches are available via FINA TV and can be accessed by clicking here (subscription required). For more information on Team USA including the USA roster, click here.
After an even first quarter with the match tied at 1-1, Italy pushed ahead in the second building a 5-2 lead at halftime. Team USA battled back in the second half closing to within 6-4 after three quarters. They tied the match at 6-6 in the fourth before Italy came back with the game-winning goal to secure the victory.
Team USA struggled on the advantage going just 1/8 while Italy was 2/5 with neither side attempting a penalty.
USA 6 (1,1,2,2) A. Hill 3, J. Roemer 1, H. Vandeweghe 1, B. Weber 1
ITA 7 (1,4,1,1)
Saves - USA - G. Phillips 6, T. Walsh 5
6x5 - USA - 1/8 - ITA - 2/5
Penalties - USA 0/0 - ITA - 0/0