USA Women's National Team Downs Australia 8-6 On Day Two Of FINA World Cup
USA Women's National Team Downs Australia 8-6 On Day Two Of FINA World Cup
Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia - August 13 - The USA Women's National Team picked up their second straight win at the FINA World Cup with an 8-6 defeat of Australia.  Rachel Fattal  (Seal Beach, CA/UCLA/SOCAL) and  Kaleigh Gilchrist  (Newport Beach, CA/USC/Trojan) scored two goals each in the victory while  Ashleigh Johnson  (Miami, FL/Princeton/Gulliver Riptides) posted seven saves in net. Team USA returns to action on Thursday when they take on Hungary at 12:30am pt.  A live webcast will be offered through FINA TV starting in the quarterfinals on Friday and can be accessed by  clicking here . For complete tournament results, visit the official FINA website by  clicking here

In the win over Australia, the United States got off to a strong start leading 2-0 after the first period and 5-2 at halftime. Australia looked to battle back in the third scoring two goals but the United States answered with two of their own to maintain a three goal lead at 7-4. The Aussies outscored Team USA 2-1 in the fourth but it wouldn't be enough to complete a comeback as the United States took the match 8-6. 

Team USA went 5/6 on power plays while Australia was just 4/10. "We played fairly sloppy today, but I was happy we found a way to win, " said USA Head Coach  Adam Krikorian

USA 8 (2, 3, 2, 1) R. Fattal 2, K. Gilchrist 2, M. Seidemann 1, C. Mathewson 1, K. Neushul 1, K. Craig 1
AUS 6 (0, 2, 2, 2)
Saves - USA - A. Johnson 7
6x5 - USA - 5/6 - AUS 4/10