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US Women's hockey team advances to gold medal game with 9-1 win over Sweden

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VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) -- Monique Lamoureux (LA'-muh-roo) scored three goals, Jessie Vetter made 11 saves and the United States women's hockey team rolled into the Olympic gold medal match with a 9-1 semifinal victory over Sweden.

Caitlin Cahow, Karen Thatcher and Kelli Stack each had a goal and an assist as the U.S. avenged its 2006 Olympic shootout loss to Sweden.

The rematch was a comprehensive thrashing of the Swedes and goalie Kim Martin, who came nowhere close to her 37-save performance in Turin.

After outscoring their first four opponents by a combined 40-2, the Americans will face the winner of Finland's later semifinal meeting with powerhouse Canada, which can set up the long-anticipated meeting of the sport's North American leaders.

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