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