VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) -- The United States opened the preliminary round of the women's hockey tournament with a 12-1 romp over China on Sunday. Jenny Potter scored three goals in the first 22 minutes while becoming the leading scorer in American Olympic history.
Meghan Duggan scored twice for the Americans, who got the expected result when a seasoned power takes on a developing team. The outcome, however, didn't quite match Canada's 18-0 rout of Slovakia on Saturday.
China allowed 11 straight goals before Jin Fengling scored on a power play with 2:21 left.
Potter scored four points while notching her first Olympic hat trick, and Angela Ruggiero scored the first goal in the avalanche in front of a crowd including Vice President Joe Biden.
Courtesy: Associated Press