By the time you read this, Meghan Duggan and the United States women’s hockey team hope to have won their second game in as many tries at the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.
Duggan, the team captain from Danvers, and the Americans faced off against Switzerland this morning at 5 a.m. EST. They defeated Finland in their Olympic opener Saturday, 3-1, at Shayba Arena.
“Huge win today for @usahockey,” Duggan tweeted out after the victory over Finland. “So proud to be a part of this incredible team. One down. Next game (today) vs. Switzerland.”
Having played in the 2010 Olympic Games in Vancouver, Duggan skated on the wing Saturday with the Lamoureux twins, Jocelyn and Monique, and was expected to do so again this morning vs. Switzerland.
Hilary Knight (Duggan’s college teammate at the Univeristy of Wisconsin) and a pair of Boston College skaters, Kelli Stack and North Reading’s Alex Carpenter (daughter of former St. John’s Prep and NHL star Bobby Carpenter) scored goals for the U.S. in Saturday’s opener.