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Russia, Finland win quarterfinals at Women's Worlds

Saturday, 04.06.2013 / 10:52 PM / News

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Russia, Finland win quarterfinals at Women's Worlds
Russia remained perfect at the World Women's Hockey Championship in Ottawa by holding off Switzerland 2-1 on Saturday for their fourth victory in as many games.

Russia remained perfect at the World Women's Hockey Championship in Ottawa by holding off Switzerland 2-1 on Saturday for their fourth victory in as many games.

Switzerland's Sara Benz scored against Russian goaltender Nadezhda Alexandrova at 16:57 of the second period to tie the game -- the first goal allowed by Alexandrova in her three appearances in the tournament. But Yekaterina Smolentseva scored 8:36 into the third period to move the Russians into a semifinal showdown against Canada on Sunday. Russia's showing is in marked contrast to last year, when the team lost all five games.

The Canadians won twice in regulation and once in a shootout during their three preliminary-round games.

In the other quarterfinal, Finland earned a return match against the United States in the semifinals by defeating Germany 1-0. Michelle Karvinen's goal late in the first period stood as the game-winner, and surprise starter Meeri Raisanen stopped 13 shots for the shutout.

The Finns lost 4-2 to the United States in their preliminary-round meeting.

In a relegation-round game, Sweden edged the Czech Republic 2-1.

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