U.S. National Team downs North Dakota 11-1

Win is second on Qwest Tour

Nine players contributed to the fireworks display that was the U.S. Women's National Team's win over the University of North Dakota in Warroad, Minn.

A pre-game ceremony saw the high school jersey of Team USA's Gigi Marvin (Warroad, Minn.) retired in front of her hometown crowd.Gigi MarvinGigi Marvin

"It was a special night in a lot of ways," said Mark Johnson, head coach for Team USA. "Not many people get the opportunity to have their jersey retired like Gigi Marvin, who was a star tonight. We're just thankful and appreciative of the fans and community for hosting us - this is a great hockey community with a lot of tradition and it means a lot for our players to come here."

With goals by Lisa Chesson (Plainfield, Ill.), Monique Lamoureux (Grand Forks, N.D.) and Natalie Darwitz (Eagan, Minn.), Team USA gained an early 3-0 lead over the Fighting Sioux.

Though the Sioux was able to score a goal at 19:22 in the second period, it wasn't enough as the U.S. talied six more goals in the frame. Marvin, Jocelyne Lamoureux (Grand Forks, N.D.), Monique Lamoureux, Meghan Duggan (Danvers, Mass.), Jenny Potter (Edina, Minn.) and Erika Lawler (Fitchburg, Mass.) each notched a point.

The Sioux scored no more in the third as Team USA gained two more points via Kerry Weiland (Palmer, Alaska) and Darwitz to make the score 11-1.

Molly Schaus (Natick, Mass.) and Brianne McLaughlin (Sheffield Village, Ohio) combined for eight saves in net for the U.S.

Team USA returns to Qwest Tour action against Canada, Friday, Oct. 16 in Spokane, Wash. For a full game recap, tickets and tour information, vist www.qwesttour.com!

 

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