The home team's American goalie Tomas Sholl had his hands full, making a solid 39 saves during Nitra's offensive pressure (the first goal was scored just 36 seconds into the game), letting only three pucks slide past his back.
Questions about Loew's future are popping up, and concerns about the outcome of next year's European Championship are growing.
"I shot 200 times every day. These six years helped a lot in developing my fundamentals," she commented.
"Freestyle football is attractive to the ordinary audience so it can help promote football," she said.
Israel scored in the 56th minute with an impressive shot by PSV Eindhoven's striker Eran Zahavi.
Beijing and Shandong opened their game without too much intensity but the former ruthlessly embarked on a 13-0 run and closed the first half with a 15-point lead.
The team is preparing for the Olympic Winter Games in Beijing, China. The plan of the preparation contained the training camp in Inzell, Germany. However, the Polish speed skaters returned to Poland prematurely after the seven members of the team tested positive for COVID-19.
"What my family wanted was to see me happy. There are things that are not known, but at Barcelona they send you away to train separately... My wife was the one who saw that I was down and let me take the opportunity. When Atletico came looking for me, I didn't hesitate for a moment."
A restored Swiatek secured her break in the seventh game and broke again in the eighth to serve for the set at 5-3. But she missed a set point which didn't prove costly as she broke Kenin's serve for the third time in the 10th to seal the opening set 6-4 after 50 minutes.
Later, in the men's 10,000m race, Cheptegei finished in 26 minutes and 11 seconds, breaking Kenenisa Bekele's mark of 26 minutes and 17.53 seconds set in Brussels in 2005.
Brazil will now turn their focus to their next qualifier against Peru in Lima on Tuesday while Bolivia will confront Argentina in La Paz the same day.