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McLaughlin Makes Olympic Debut in USA’s 12-1 Win over China 

Pittsburgh -- Former Robert Morris University goalie Brianne McLaughlin made her Olympic debut on Sunday afternoon, as the U.S. Olympic Women's Hockey Team took down China, 12-1, in Team USA's opening contest of the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Games.

The NCAA Division I all-time career saves leader played for eight minutes after relieving Molly Schaus, and tallied one save and allowed just one goal, as she represented Robert Morris University as the first Colonial ever to appear in the Olympic Games.

Three-time Olympic medalist Jenny Potter led team USA with a hat trick and two assists for five points and in the process became the leading scorer in U.S. Olympic history. Meghan Duggan also captured multiple goals in the win with two and Monique Lamoureux, one of the youngest on the team at age 19, led the team with four helpers. Nine total players recorded goals in the victory and all but three players scored at least one point in the win.

Team USA returns to the ice on Tuesday, Feb.16 to take on Russia at the UBC Thunderbird Arena. Fans can tune in to watch the game at 2:30 p.m.
PST on MSNBC. For more information go to www.rmu.edu/olympics.