2008 PARALYMPIC GAMES: U.S. Women’s Goalball Team wins 2-0 Preliminaries against Denmark

Sept. 08, 2008, 1:01 p.m. (ET)

The United States Women's Goalball Team wins their second preliminary game against Denmark with the score of 2-0. 

The two goals were scored by Jennifer Armbruster, (Colorado Springs, Colo) the first goal was within the first 6 minutes of the first half of the game and the second goal was scored 17 minutes in the second half.  The Us advances to play China 9 p.m. tomorrow.

"I am honored to be representing the U.S. and we hope to take home the gold medal, but all eight teams want to do the same thing," said Jennifer Armbruster (Colorado Springs, Colo), "our goal is to just take it one game at the time."

The 2008 Paralympic Women's Goalball competition still has preliminary games with Canada, China, Germany, and Sweden. So far, the silver medal 2004 U.S. Paralympic Women's Goalball Team has won both of their first two preliminary games. The top four teams after pool play advance to the semifinal and final rounds on Sept. 14.

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The 2008 U.S. Paralympic Women's Goalball Team is stacked with veteran talent led by five-time Paralympian Jen Armbruster (Colorado Springs, Colo.). Three-time Paralympians Lisa Banta (Boonton, NJ) and Asya Miller (Lapeer, Mich.) will also add depth and experience to the team. Two time Paralympians Robin Theryoung (Colorado Springs, Colo.) and Jessica Lorenz (Berkley, Calif.) and first-time Paralympian Jackie Barnes (Wadsworth, Illinois) round out the group.

The coaching staff includes Ken Armbruster (Colorado Springs, Colo.) and Sharon Gunderman (Dubois, PA) with support staff including Gwyneth Short (Lakewood, Colo.) and Lou Tompson (Landrum, SC).

All games will be played at the Beijing Institute of Technology Gymnasium.

For more information or to arrange an athlete interview, please contact Amy Rohlfs at 13910754531 (if calling from the U.S., dial 011 86 plus the local number).