Women's Water Polo

    No. 14 Indiana's Defensive Struggles Plague Them as They Fall to No. 11 Hawaii

    Go Hoosiers! Amanda Redfern
    Go Hoosiers!
    Amanda Redfern
    Go Hoosiers!

    Feb. 3, 2013

    PALO ALTO, Calif. - For their first several matches of the season, No. 14 Indiana's defense had been a major staple of their team identity- it was the offense that sometimes got out of rhythm. However it was the exact opposite scenario for the Hoosiers in their 14-6 loss to No. 11 Hawaii at the Avery Aquatic Center at Stanford University.

    Hawaii's main offensive threat Monika Eggens brought her best against the Hoosiers scoring five goals, winning every sprint, and making several key plays for the Warriors on defense. Once again, after a stalled second half offensively, the Hoosiers were unable to regain their fire and succumbed to Eggens and company's fast-paced play.

    "We're still learning how to play with each other and not let past mistakes affect us in the next possession. We get down on ourselves when we make a mistake and when we play against teams of this caliber, we don't have the time to take a minute and regroup," commented sophomore attacker Colleen McNaught.

    Both Summer Creighton and Amanda Redfern scored two goals for Indiana. Junior Shae Fournier scored one and sophomore Alexis Jones scored her first goal of the season. Goalie Jessica Gaudreault ended the match with seven saves.

    The Hoosiers are back in the pool bright and early tomorrow at 9:10 am Pacific Time to take on No. 3 UCLA in day two of the Stanford Invitational. Be sure to follow all the action on Twitter @IUWaterPolo.

    Box Score:

    UH 14, Indiana 6
    Hawaii  3 5 4 2 -  14
    Indiana  2 1 1 2 - 6 

    Hawaii Goal Scorers - Danielle Lewis 2, Monique Wilson 1, Eggens 5, Mady West 1, Genee 4, Esforazdo 1 Indiana Goal Scorers - Creighton 2, Redfern 2, Fournier 1, Jones 1

    Goalie Saves: Cox 2 (UH); Gaudreault 8 (IU)




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