Hoosiers Dominate Michigan 12-5 in Final Home Meet of the Season
Feb. 23, 2014
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Since the beginning of the Michigan-Indiana water polo rivalry in 1998, the Wolverines have held the advantage. This year, however, it's been all Hoosiers. For the second time in two months the Hoosiers dominated Michigan in the pool in IU's final home match of the season 12-5 at the Councilman-Billingsly Aquatic Center.
Fresh off breaking the all-time scoring record at Indiana, senior Shae Fournier got right back to it, scoring the opening goal of the match. She finished with two goals, an assist, and two steals. Fournier is now just 11 dimes away from breaking the all-time assist record as well.
Michigan tied the score with a goal of their own, but it would be their last point in the first half. Junior Rebecca Gerrity scored back-to-back goals and graduate student Allison Campbell added another to give IU a 4-1 lead at the end of the first quarter.
Four more goals from the Hoosiers and Indiana increased their lead to 8-1 at halftime. Goalkeeper Jessica Gaudreault made several impressive saves to keep the Wolverines scoreless for close to 15 minutes. Gaudreault tied her career high with 13 saves in the match.
After a long scoring drought, Michigan came out of the half scoring two back-to-back goals on power-plays. Indiana was able to make adjustments and stellar offensive performances and multiple diving saves by Gaudreault earned Indiana a final 12-5 victory.
Indiana is now 2-0 against Michigan this season after a 10-5 victory in Ann Arbor in January. The Hoosiers have quite a break before they are back in action when they head to UC Davis on March 16.
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