Feb. 24, 2013
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -
The No. 11 Indiana water polo team finished their first home tournament of the season with a giant 15-1 win over Washington and Jefferson at the Councilman-Billingsley Aquatic Center. Ten different Hoosiers scored goals and eight tallied at least one assist.
Cal State Northridge transfer Carson Nestler had the game of her career for the Hoosiers. Nestler had five goals on six shots, setting a new personal high. Nestler was one goal away from tying the Indiana single-game record of six goals in a match which is currently held by red shirt senior Jakie Kohli. Nestler also had one steal and one assist in the Hoosiers win.
"I played it just like any other game," said Nestler. "I was getting good looks and I felt really fast swimming in our own pool. I was comfortable and the ball just found the back of the net. But goals don't happen without assists."
Shelby Taylor scored the opening goal of the match, as she's done the past three matches in a row, and Indiana's offense just snowballed from there. Freshman Hallie Lindsey scored two points against the Presidents, the first goals of her colligate career.
Freshman Erin Pannek, Summer Creighton, Jakie Kohli, Shae Fournier, Alexis Jones, Candyce Schroeder, and Colleen McNaught were able to score one goal apiece for the Hoosiers as well.
"Every game our offense gets more fluid. We see noticeable improvements every game," remarked Nestler.
Freshman goalie Mary Campbell had a career day as well. She had 13 saves during her second start of the season, eclipsing her previous career high of three. Campbell only allowed one goal on 22 shot attempts.
The Hoosiers will take a week off before heading back to California to compete in the Claremont Convergence in Pamona, Calif.
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Indiana 8 3 4 0 15
W & J 0 0 0 1 1
Goals: W & J: Rocha
Indiana: Nestler (5), Lindsey (2), Pannek, Creighton, Kohli, Taylor, Fournier, Jones, Schroeder, McNaught
Saves: W & J: Graf 3
Indiana: Campbell 13