Feb. 18, 2013
LEWISBURG, Penn. -
It took exactly 34 seconds for No. 12 Indiana to prove to conference opponent No. 10 Princeton that they were not a team to be pushed around. Rebecca Gerrity got the steal and then the score against the highly-touted Tiger goalie in what would lead the Hoosiers to a 4-2 victory at the Kinney Natatorium in the Bucknell Invitational.
Much of the Hoosiers victory can be accredited to freshman goalie Jessica Gaudreault. Gaudreault had a new career high 12 saves, surpassing her previous career high of 8. She only allowed two goals on 24 shot attempts for the Tigers, which is the least the Hoosiers have been scored on all season. She had eight saves and zero goals allowed in the first half alone.
"Jessica played out of her mind," said Associate Head Coach Pat Beemer.
"Our goalie was a brick wall out there. Nothing was getting past Jess today," added center Candyce Schroeder.
"Our offense has really been clicking this tournament. We finally got all the kinks worked out and it really shows what this team is capable of when we play together," remarked Schroeder.
Rebecca Gerrity capped off an impressive weekend two goals against Princeton while Jakie Kohli and Summer Creighton each had one.
There were very few of the Hoosiers 33 shot attempts that were off the mark or ill-advised. The passing and ball placement was spot on the entire match. Princeton's goalie Ashleigh Johnson had 16 jaw-dropping against Indiana, the most by any opposing goalie so far this year.
Indiana finished the Bucknell Invitational 3-1. The Hoosiers are now 6-7 (2-1). They will host the Fluid Four in Bloomington, Ind. next weekend Feb. 23-24.
1st 2nd 3rd 4th
Indiana 1 2 0 1
Princeton 0 0 1 1
Saves: Gaudreault 12
Goals: Gerrity (2), Kohli, Creighton