Olympics roundup

Another rout for Canada

Associated Press / February 16, 2010

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Although Canada’s second win in the Olympic women’s hockey tournament wasn’t a Slovakia-sized rout, it also was never in doubt.

Meghan Agosta scored two goals, Hayley Wickenheiser added her first of the Games, and Canada steamrolled another overmatched opponent, beating Switzerland, 10-1, yesterday.

Gillian Apps, Jayna Hefford, and Marie-Philip Poulin all scored eye-catching goals as the Canadians followed up their historic 18-0 win with another demonstration of their formidable prowess.

Swiss goalie Florence Schelling, a sophomore at Northeastern, made 45 saves.

Elsewhere, Pernilla Winberg scored three goals as Sweden trounced Slovakia, 6-2.

Women - Tatjana Huefner is the midpoint leader with a two-run time of 1 minute 23.241, 0.050 seconds ahead of Austria’s Nina Reithmayer. Another German, Natalie Geisenberger (1:23.400) is third.

American Erin Hamlin’s medal hopes all but vanished. The reigning world champion is 15th through two runs. Julia Clukey of Augusta, Maine, is 16th and Megan Sweeney of Suffield, Conn., is 27th.