Jan. 19, 2013
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -
The No. 14 Indiana water polo team (1-1) was able to convert offensive opportunities into points on the scoreboard in their 10-7 win over Colorado State University (0-2). This was the second match of the day for both teams in the Canham Natatorium in Ann Arbor, Mich.
Transfer Rebecca Gerrity was the epitome of offensive efficiency scoring four goals on only five shots. Both Shae Fournier and Shelby Taylor had two goals for Indiana, while Candyce Schroeder and Colleen McNaught each had one.
Freshman goalkeeper Jessica Gaudreault made 11 saves on Colorado State's 29 shots on goal. Freshman Mary Campbell also got a turn in goal and came out with a big save against a one-on-one drive.
The Hoosiers had been showing that they could create plenty of opportunity for themselves in both games on the day, but it wasn't until they faced Colorado State that they were able to turn those opportunities into goals. Eleven different Hoosiers took at least one shot during the match while every player on the roster saw playing time.
Colorado State got off to a hot start, but couldn't sustain any momentum the rest of the match. The Hoosiers took complete control in the second quarter chalking up six goals. Gerrity was in the zone scoring the first two early, while Taylor, Schroeder, and Fournier quickly followed, giving the Hoosiers a 10-5 lead heading into the half.
"It was good to get our first win of the season and get our team back on track," commented Fournier.
The Hoosier face a tough test tomorrow against No. 7 San Diego State at 9:10 am EST.
Team 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
Indiana 1 6 3 0 10
Colorado State 2 2 1 2 7
IU Goals: Gerrity 4, Taylor 2, Fournier 2, Schroeder, McNaught
CSU Goals: Arcidiacono 2, Weed 2, Stone, Young, Schaefer
Saves: IU 8 (Gaudreault), CSU 12 (Slagle)
Ejections: IU 8, CSU 3