Sweden, Russia prevail in women’s hockey

Fitzgerald Cecilio – 4E Sports Reporter

Sochi, Russian Federation (4E Sports) – Veteran netminder Kim Martin Hasson recorded a shutout with 21 saves to carry Sweden to a 4-0 victory over Germany and a spot in the quarterfinal round Tuesday.

Cecilia Ostberg had a goal and an assist while Emma Nordin, Johanna Olofsson and Pernilla Winberg scored as the Swedes improved to 2-0 in the preliminary round.

Jennifer Harss stopped 25 shots for the Germans, who are now out of contention with a 0-2 mark.

After Nordin opened scoring in the first, Ostberg gave Sweden a 2-0 lead at 7:42 of the third while Olofsson and Winberg completed the rout with two more goals.

The Swedes will take on the Russians, who beat Japan, 2-1, to determine their quarterfinal opponent.

Meanwhile, Alexandra Vafina scored the go-ahead goal in the third to help Russia book a spot in the next round. With the victory, the Russians improved to 2-0. Japan, for its part, dropped to 0-2.

Tatyana Burina put Russia on the board in the first before Ayaka Toko tied the count early in the third.

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