China 1, United States 12
February 14, 2010
Potter has five points in U.S. win
Updated: February 15, 2010, 1:45 AM ET
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (ESPN.com news services) --The only question was whether the United States would clobber China as badly as Canada wiped out Slovakia.
No, but it was close.
The Americans won 12-1, with Jenny Potter notching her first Olympic hat trick and becoming the leading scorer in U.S. Olympic history. The Americans came within 2:21 of a shutout in front of a crowd that included Vice President Joe Biden and 1980 U.S. hockey captain Mike Eruzione.
"I think we did a good job playing our game, but at the same time keeping sportsmanship in mind," U.S. captain Natalie Darwitz said.
Meghan Duggan added two goals for the U.S. Julie Chu had one goal and two assists while Lisa Chesson chipped in one goal and one assist. Monique Lamoreux assisted on four of the goals.
Information from The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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