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Feb. 18, 2014: Andrea Lanzl of Germany and Sena Suzuki of Japan collide during the second period of the 2014 Winter Olympics women's ice hockey game at Shayba Arena in Sochi, Russia.

Petr David Josek, AP

Feb. 18, 2014: Members of team Japan bow after their 3-2 loss to Germany in the 2014 Winter Olympics women's ice hockey game at Shayba Arena in Sochi, Russia.

Matt Slocum, AP

German women beat Japan 3-2, take 7th in hockey

  • Associated Press
  • February 18, 2014 - 4:48 AM

SOCHI, Russia — Susann Gotz had a goal and an assist to lead Germany to a 3-2 victory over Japan on Tuesday in the Olympic women's hockey seventh-place game.

Viona Harrer made 27 saves for German, which beat last-place Japan for the second time in the Sochi Games.

Nana Fujimoto made 11 saves for Japan on 14 shots before she was replaced in the second period by Akane Konishi.

Haruna Yoneyama and Hanae Kubo scored for Japan, which has never won a game in its Olympic history. This was the first time the Japanese had quailed for the Olympic women's hockey tournament. They also received an automatic berth into the 1998 Nagano Games as the host nation.

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