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China 6, Japan 1

By Margaret Lillard
Associated Press Writer
Wednesday, February 11, 1998; 8:49 a.m. EST


NAGANO, Japan (AP) — Guo Wei had three goals and Yang Xiuqing had a hand in three scores within 1 ½ minutes as China beat Japan 6-1.

Yang had the game's first goal at 12:21 of the second period. Guo made it 2-0 just 14 seconds later, taking Yang's pass at the blue line and skating in to jam it between goalie Yuka Oda's pads.

Zhang Lan fired a wrist shot through Oda's legs at 13:45. The goalie's view of the play was blocked by Yang, who at 5-foot-7 and 165 pounds dwarfs the Japanese and is among the biggest players on her own team.

Guo added a power-play goal midway through the third and Sang Hong scored from the corner 1 1/2 minutes later. Guo scored her third with a backhand shot just beyond Oda's outstretched skate to make it 6-1 at 15:19.

Masako Sato scored Japan's lone goal 2:25 into the third, grabbing the rebound of Maiko Obikawa's slapshot, decoying China goalie Guo Hong to her face and sliding the puck into the open net.

© Copyright 1998 The Associated Press

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