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BRIDGEPORT, Pa. — The United States National Team did not require the services of Princeton University alumna Ashleigh Johnson as fellow goalie Amanda Longan turned away 16-of-22 shots she faced at the Alfred Hajos National Swimming Stadium to place the Americans into the title game of the 2022/19th Annual FINA World Championships hosted in Budapest, Hungary.

Team USA will face the host Hungarians for the crown on Saturday, July 2, as the home team nixed the Netherlands, 13-12, in the other semifinal. 

Comparatively, Johnson blocked away 12-of-19 shots faced as the United States overwhelmed the Netherlands, 11-7, in group play.

A 2017 Princeton graduate and two-time Olympic gold medalist, Johnson most recently turned aside nine-of-14 action shots, one-of-four man-up opportunities and a penalty shot as Team USA outscored Spain 3-3, 3-2, 5-3 and 2-0 over the first-to-fourth quarters, respectively, to claim a 13-8 quarterfinal win.

In three games at the 2022 FINA World Championship, Johnson has 26 saves on 38 shots against to stand at 3-0 in competition.

Earlier in the tournament, Johnson anchored the United States in the program’s defeat of the Netherlands, after she stopped all five shots she faced during the first half in a 24-2 rout of the Republic of South Africa.  Johnson did not play during the United States’ 23-3 defeat of Argentina.

Complete statistics of all 2022 FINA World Championship games are available by CLICKING HERE.

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