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Carpenter, Murphy assist US advance to girls’s hockey last

Alex Carpenter and Abbey Murphy scored within the second interval, and america beat Finland 3-Zero on Monday to advance to the ultimate of the ladies’s world hockey championship.

The five-time defending champion United States will play in its 20th gold-medal sport on Tuesday in opposition to the winner of the opposite semifinal between Canada and Switzerland.

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Carpenter put the U.S. in entrance early within the second together with her third purpose of the event. Carpenter received a stick on Lee Stecklein’s shot from the purpose to redirect it previous goaltender Anni Keisala.

Murphy scored on a breakaway late within the second. Murphy took benefit of a turnover on the blue line and went backhand to forehand for a shot that trickled by Keisala.

“Megan Keller had a pleasant blast up the wall, and I used to be prepared for it, I wished it, so it felt good,” Murphy mentioned after her second purpose of the worlds.

Kendall Coyne Schofield added an empty-netter with 2:53 to go to seal the rematch of the 2019 last that the U.S. gained 2-1 in a controversial end.

Finland, which was outshot 33-14, had a superb offensive alternative halfway by way of the primary interval with a two-man benefit for 2 minutes, however america didn’t permit a shot.

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Finland emptied its internet on an influence play with 7:22 remaining, however U.S. goalie Nicole Hensley stored it scoreless.

The Finns will look to say their 13th bronze medal on Tuesday. The American will look to tie Canada with 10 gold medals.

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