Alex Carpenter and Abbey Murphy scored within the second interval, and the US beat Finland 3-0 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 twentieth gold-medal sport on Tuesday in opposition to the winner of the opposite semifinal between Canada and Switzerland.
Carpenter put the U.S. in entrance early within the second together with her third aim of the match. Carpenter bought 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 needed it, so it felt good,” Murphy mentioned after her second aim 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. received 2-1 in a controversial end.
Finland, which was outshot 33-14, had a superb offensive alternative halfway via the primary interval with a two-man benefit for 2 minutes, however the US didn’t permit a shot.
Finland emptied its web on an influence play with 7:22 remaining, however U.S. goalie Nicole Hensley stored it scoreless.
The Finns will look to assert their thirteenth bronze medal on Tuesday. The American will look to tie Canada with 10 gold medals.