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Massachusetts players score in gold medal game

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The U.S. women's hockey team, led by two players from Massachusetts, was going for gold with only Canada in their way.

But it wasn't meant to be for Team USA, who almost scored a goal on an empty net. Team Canada pulled an incredible comeback with a last-minute goal to send the game into overtime.

Canada won in overtime, taking home the gold. America settled for silver.

The U.S. women's hockey team, led by two players from Massachusetts, was going for gold with only Canada in their way.

But it wasn't meant to be for Team USA, who almost scored a goal on an empty net. Team Canada pulled an incredible comeback with a last-minute goal to send the game into overtime.

Canada won in overtime, taking home the gold. America settled for silver.

“Right away when that goal went in, I just collapsed. You're not ever ready for that moment and I didn't think it was going to come last night,” said Team USA forward Amanda Kessell.

The women had tears in Sochi and friends and family had long faces back home.

“I thought we had it. We were up 2-nothing halfway through the third period and we just couldn’t pull it off,” hockey fan Cameron McKennitt said.

Family and friends gathered at the Bedford Rink where Team USA trained.

At the medal ceremony, Team USA held their heads high knowing they gave their all and fought to the bitter end.

Both goals were scored by Massachusetts locals. Team Captain and Danvers native Meghan Duggan and North Readings’ Alex Carpenter both lit the lamp.

“We're competitors and to come up a bit short, it doesn't feel good. We said early, we didn't train as hard as we could for second place and I'm incredibly proud of us. I'm proud of our journey, I'm 100% proud to be American all the time,” said Duggan.

The U.S. men’s hockey team takes their chance against Canada Friday in the semifinal game.

“Right away when that goal went in, I just collapsed. You're not ever ready for that moment and I didn't think it was going to come last night,” said Team USA forward Amanda Kessell.

The women had tears in Sochi and friends and family had long faces back home.

“I thought we had it. We were up 2-nothing halfway through the third period and we just couldn’t pull it off,” hockey fan Cameron McKennitt said.

Family and friends gathered at the Bedford Rink where Team USA trained.

At the medal ceremony, Team USA held their heads high knowing they gave their all and fought to the bitter end.

Both goals were scored by Massachusetts locals. Team Captain and Danvers native Meghan Duggan and North Readings’ Alex Carpenter both lit the lamp.

“We're competitors and to come up a bit short, it doesn't feel good. We said early, we didn't train as hard as we could for second place and I'm incredibly proud of us. I'm proud of our journey, I'm 100% proud to be American all the time,” said Duggan.

The U.S. men’s hockey team takes their chance against Canada Friday in the semifinal game.

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