Sinning helps lead Team USA to silver medal in Argentina

06/16/2015 5:06 PM |
Sarah Sinning of Peconic helped lead Team USA to a silver medal last weekend. (Credit: worldinlinehockey.com)

Sarah Sinning of Peconic helped lead Team USA to a silver medal last weekend. (Credit: worldinlinehockey.com)

Sarah Sinning scored five goals with two assists at the 2015 FIRS World Inline Hockey Championships that ended Saturday in Rosario, Argentina.

A Peconic native who plays ice hockey at Manhattanville College, Sinning helped lead the USA Senior Women’s team to a silver medal. Team USA lost in the finals to Czech Republic, 2-1. It’s the second straight year Sinning has played inline hockey on a global stage. She helped guide Team USA’s Junior Women’s team to a silver medal in France last year.

Sinning, 18, finished in the top-15 for total points in the tournament in her seven games. Laura Veharanta of Team USA was second in the tournament for total points with 16 (12 goals, 4 assists).

Team USA went 3-0-1 in pool play to earn the top seed in Pool A. The team defeated Colombia 5-1 in the quarterfinal round as Sinning tallied a hat trick. Her first power play goal broke a 1-1 tie and sparked a run of four straight goals for Team USA.

In the semifinals, Team USA defeated Spain, 1-0.

Sinning was one of 10 players from the U.S. selected to play for the national team.

At forward on her ice hockey team at Manhattanville, Sinning played 22 games in her rookie season at this year, scoring five goals. She was nominated as the ECAC East Rookie of the Week in late January.

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