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BRIDGEPORT, Pa. — Princeton University alumna Ashleigh Johnson recorded 11 saves on 19 shots against as the United States Women’s National Team outclassed Spain, 13-8, at the Alfred Hajos National Swimming Stadium to reach the semifinals of the 2022/19th Annual FINA World Championships hosted in Budapest, Hungary.

The United States will next be in action on Thursday, June 30, against Italy, while Hungary and the Netherlands will meet in the either semifinal.

A 2017 Princeton graduate and two-time Olympic gold medalist, Johnson 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.

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

Earlier in the tournament, Johnson blocked away 12-of-19 shots faced as the United States overwhelmed the Netherlands, 11-7, 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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