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Carpenter and the U.S. Strike Gold at the World Championships

April 10, 2013

Carpenter's Game-Winning Goal vs. Switzerland | USA-Canada Box Score

OTTAWA, Ont. - Current Boston College sophomore Alex Carpenter and the U.S. Women's National team took home the gold medal with a 3-2 victory over Canada at the World Championships on Tuesday night at Scotiabank Place.

Team USA finished the tournament with a 4-0-1-0 record to bring home its fifth gold medal overall and fourth in the last five years at the World Championships.  Trailing 1-0 after 20 minutes of play, Team USA responded with goals from Brianna Decker and Megan Bozek before Canada's Caroline Ouellette knotted the game at two with just over two minutes to play in the second period.  Amanda Kessel's goal at 3:09 of the third period gave the U.S. a lead they would not relinquish.

Carpenter, the product of North Reading, Mass., registered the game-winning goal versus Switzerland on April 5 and also tallied two assists in five games played.  Carpenter set up goals for Decker against Canada on April 2 and Monique Lamoureux against Finland in the semifinals on April 8.

The reigning Hockey East Player of the Year recorded 12 shots on goal with a +1 rating over five games.

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