Women's Water Polo

    No. 11 Indiana Loses Heartbreaker to No. 7 San Diego State

    Go Hoosiers! Meghan Lappan
    Go Hoosiers!
    Meghan Lappan
    Go Hoosiers!

    March 17, 2013

    SAN DIEGO, Calif. - Riding the momentum from their biggest win of the season, No. 11 Indiana seemed almost unbeatable, but too many critical penalties cost the Hoosiers a 12-11 loss to No. 7 San Diego State at the Aztec Aquaplex, dealing IU their first loss in the month of March.

    Bad shot selection and unlucky stops on offense set the Hoosiers back 3-0 at the end of the first quarter, but Indiana adjusted quickly, going on a 5-0 run in the second quarter.

    Great passing and spot-on shooting proved that the Hoosiers were the much better team offensively, but crucial penalties kept the Aztecs in the game. SDSU was awarded seven 5-meter chances, and scored on six of them. This is more the double the amount of 5-meter attempts Indiana has given up all season.

    Colleen McNuaght tied the game at 11 with 3:00 left in the game before Hawaii was awarded yet another 5-meter, closing the game 12-11.

    McNaught had her biggest game of the year for Indiana scoring three goals on five shots and adding three assists and one steal. McNaught's ball placement has been spot on for the Hoosiers in their past four tournaments with multiple games of three-plus assists and very few turnovers.

    Indiana must regroup quickly as they face UCSD tomorrow morning at 8:00 am PT.

    Box Score:

    			1st	2nd	3rd	4th	Final
    Indiana			0	6	4	1	11
    San Diego State		3	1	4	5	12 

    Goals: Indiana: McNaught (3), Kohli (3), Fournier (2), Creighton, Lappan, Taylor San Diego State: Hermann (4), Long (2), Pezzolla (2), Whalen, Ford, Moreno

    Saves: Indiana: Gaudreault 8 San Diego State: Mitchell 12




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