U.S. women beat Sweden in semi

Updated: November 12, 2010, 5:09 PM ET
Associated Press

ST. JOHN'S, Newfoundland -- The United States defeated Sweden 4-0 in women's hockey Friday, advancing to the final of the Four Nations Cup behind the strong play of goaltender Jessie Vetter.

Hilary Knight, Kacey Bellamy, Monique Lamoureaux-Kolls and Erika Lawler scored for the U.S.

Vetter stopped all 20 shots, and the U.S. outshot the Swedes 42-20.

The U.S. takes a 2-1 record in round-robin play into Saturday's final. Sweden drops to 0-3 and will play for the bronze medal.

U.S. coach Katey Stone says her team "got better as the game went on, kept it simple and made a lot more team plays."

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