Great Britain produced a superb performance to beat Spain 6-4 in their second game at the Under-18 Women’s Four Nations in Jaca.
GB took the lead when Cassie McGregor’s shot took a deflection and Jess Jones applied the final touch at the near-post (6:53).
Vivian McGee made it 2-0 with a deflected strike from the slot (23:00), while Lilly Endicott was tripped but still managed to score on her backhand on the doorstep (28:17).
Emma Lamberton fed Ruby Newlands to score on the breakaway (33:49) as GB led by four at the second intermission.
Nerea Gimenez netted a great solo goal for Spain early in the third period (43:40), while Carlota Castellanos closed the gap to two when she reacted first to a puck in the slot (49:40).
Castellanos scored her second only when she fired home from the left circle (51:01).
Ellie Patrick netted an outstanding coast-to-coast goal to stretch GB’s lead to 5-3 only 31 seconds later (51:32), but Spain fired back through Paula Martinez’s deflected shot (52:37).
Newlands wrapped the game up with an empty-net goal after Spain lifted their netminder for the extra skater (59:17).
Head Coach, Sean Alderson, said: “We couldn’t have asked for a better start to today’s game. I felt we had a good first period and stepped it up again in the second.
“The third we started a little flat and allowed them back into the game, but showed great character and resilience to see the game out.
“It was a great team performance all round and now we look forward to tomorrow’s game against Iceland.”
GB play their final game of the tournament as they take-on Iceland (9am UK time).
Under-18 Women’s Four Nations – Schedule and results
Friday 10th November
Great Britain 0-3 Poland
Spain 10-1 Iceland
Saturday 11th November
Poland 7-0 Iceland
Spain 4-6 Great Britain