SOCHI, Russia — Megan Agosta scored twice and assisted on Hayley Wickenheiser’s goal to lead Canada to a 3-2 victory over the United States on Wednesday in a tense preview of the expected gold medal match.

Agosta scored in the second period to tie the game 1-1, and Canada added the go-ahead goal 93 seconds later on a shot that U.S. goalie Jesse Vetter seemed to have stopped, drawing a whistle from the referee. But the puck trickled through her pads and over the goal line.

A video review confirmed it went in before the whistle.

The Americans pulled the goalie down 3-1 with more than two minutes left and cut the deficit to one on Anne Schleper’s goal.


USA versus Canada in the second period for their preliminary round Women’s Hockey game at the Shayba Arena for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi,
USA versus Canada in the second period for their preliminary round Women's Hockey game at the Shayba Arena for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014. (Nhat V. Meyer/Bay Area News Group)