Feb. 18, 2013
LEWISBURG, Penn. -
No. 12 Indiana's offense proved once again that it had re-gained its swagger after struggling to find their rhythm two weeks ago in the Stanford Invitational. IU out-scored Wagner 15-12 in their third match of the Bison Invitational at the Kinney Natatorium.
It took less than a minute for Rebecca Gerrity to score the first goal for Indiana, and it just snowballed from there. Eight different Hoosiers scored points, with four players scoring multiple goals.
Last season's leading scorer Shae Fournier had statistically her best game of the season against the Seahawks. She was able to score three goals in under two minutes during the third quarter. She scored the first on a five meter, then almost immediately had a field block on defense and scored again going coast to coast. She scored a third on a power play less than a minute after.
She ended the match with four goals, three assists, five steals, and three field blocks. Fournier had her hand in facilitating almost all of Indiana's 15 goals, and was the main reason for several of their big stops on defense.
Another big reason for the Hoosiers' re-vamped offense was getting freshman center Candyce Schroeder back. Schroeder was out for the Stanford Invitational recovering from a hand injury. She had three goals on four shots in their match against Wagner.
"It felt great to get back in the water. It's not very fun having to watch your teammates play from the sidelines knowing that you can't help them. My hand is back to 100% and it felt great all weekend, " said Schroeder.
Indiana was clicking on all cylinders on the offensive front. They finished the match only allowing five turnovers on offense, their lowest turnover margin of the season. The Hoosiers will play No. 10 Princeton at 12:40 this afternoon.
1st 2nd 3rd 4th
Indiana 3 2 7 3
Wagner 2 0 4 5
Saves: Gaudreault 4, Campbell 3
Goals: Fournier (4), Schroeder (3), Gerrity (2), Redfern (2), Lappan, Kohli, Taylor, McNaught