New Zealand went up by one in the first five minutes. Their second goal was scored after Tyera, our fearless captain, was kicked out for one minute for a gloving foul. Unfortunately, we were a bit scattered, and New Zealand managed to run through our defense and score.
They were able to sneak one more in before half, so we went into halftime down three to zero. However, Coach Phil fired us up during the halftime talk, and we went into the second half of the game with renewed energy.
The second half of the game was a hard-fought battle. We challenged New Zealand on their end wall, but they were able to keep us out of the trough. New Zealand nearly scored a fourth goal, but one of their players gloved the puck, which resulted in a USA advantage.
With three minutes remaining, Tyera drove the puck out of our offensive corner and swam hard to the goal. New Zealand wasn't prepared, and Tyera was able to make a clean pass to her forward Bryna. Bryna slammed the puck into the trough.
New Zealand was able to score one more goal in the last two minutes, so the game ended four to one.
Now we have the rest of the day off. After the USA master's men's game, we are having a picnic at Montmorency Falls, which has waterfalls, hikes, and zip lines.
It was a hard-fought game, and we learned quite a bit. We'll come out swinging tomorrow! We play Belgium at 1:16 pm EST, and we will be white. The game number is 73, for those of you who are watching our games on YouTube.