Monday, March 15, 2010

Exploring Russia- Day 14

By: Erin Lycan
Region I ODP – 5

Urals Regional Team - 3


Region 1 ODP finished the tournament on a high note, beating the Urals Regional Team by a score of 5-3. Region 1 took a 2-0 lead into the half from goals by Allison Yeager and Tori McCombs. The Urals Regional team tied the game at 2-2 in the second half with goals in the 53rd and 60th minutes, but Region 1 quickly regained the lead four minutes late in the 64th minute on a goal by Jane Wallis. Region 1 would extend their lead with goals by Jane Wallis and Katie Greer in the 64th and 65th minutes, and adding one additional goal in 77th minute by Sloan DePiero.

Region 1 held a major advantage in shots in the game, out-shooting the Urals Regional team by a 24-4 margin.


Region 1 finished the event with an overall record of 2-1-3. Throughout the tournament, Region 1 outscored their opponents by a 19-11 margin and out-shot their opponents by a 95-27 margin.

Region 1 had 12 different goals scorers from their 16-player-roster and had 10 different players record assists.

Leading Region 1 with points was Allison Yeager with 6 (2 goals and 2 assists), followed by Jennifer Gibbons, Sloan DePiero, and Hayley Miller who all had 5 (2 goals and one assist) each. Tori Leigh recorded 4 points (1 goal and 2 assists) as did Tori McCombs (2 goals ).

In goal, Lyndse Hokanson surrended 9 goals in her 305 minutes of play and Katelyn Koslosky allowed 2 in her 175 minutes of play.


The Estonian National Team, who our team has really connected with during this event, came to support us during our match this afternoon. Following the match, this evening the team elected to order pizza (which took forever to arrive) in place of the normal dinner at the hotel. While waiting, our team, with the Estonia National Team, traded jerseys and shirts, and spent time imitating and mocking each other and the members of each team’s coaching staff. We had a contest for best impressions and some of them came off quite well.  Once the pizza arrived, our team shared it with the Estonians, and after that, finished with a game of “Wah!”


On Tuesday, the team is hoping to go downtown Sochi again for some shopping. Following this, all participating teams will all watch the tournament final match, that pairs the U19 National Teams from China and Russia against each other. Following this match, the tournament awards ceremony will be held, followed by a dinner for the players.

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