No. 11 Indiana Can't Hold on to Hot Start, Falls to No. 10 Long Beach State
Feb. 23, 2013
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - No. 11 Indiana started their game against No. 10 Long Beach State in complete control both offensively and defensively, but a late fourth quarter surge pushed the 49ers ahead 7-4 in front of the Hoosiers home crowd at the Councilman-Billingsly Aquatic Center in Bloomington, Ind.
The 49ers won the opening sprint but it wasn't long before junior Shae Fournier stole it away. Fournier has 28 steals so far already this season, which is a team high for Indiana.
Both Fournier and redshirt senior Jakie Kohli took several shots on goal very early on, all off very good looks, but superb play by Long Beach State's goalie kept both scoreless in the first half. Goals by sophomore Shelby Taylor and freshman Candyce Schroder gave the Hoosiers a 2-0 lead at halftime.
Freshman goalie Jessica Gaudreault continued to ride the momentum of her monster weekend at the Bison Invitational. She had 10 saves and zero goals allowed in the first half alone. She finished the match with a new career high 13 saves.
The 49ers were able to get points on the board off some great angles quickly after the start of the third quarter, and after the answer from Kohli, the score was tied at three before Long Beach State eventually pulled ahead in the fourth, closing the game 7-4.
Kohlie finished the match with two goals. Schroeder and Taylor each had one. Kohli now only needs three goals to move into third place on Indiana's all-time scoring list, passing Brooke Zimmerman who has 206 career goals.
The Hoosiers will face Washington and Jefferson tomorrow morning at 10 am EST at the Councilman-Billingsly Aquatic Ceneter at the SRSC in Bloomington.
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