No. 1 Indiana Cruises Past No. 8 Connecticut College 19-1 in Largest Margin of Victory in CWPA Championship History.
April 25, 2014
LEWISBURG, Pa. - The top seeded Indiana Hoosiers cruised past No. 8 Connecticut College, 19-1 in the inaugural match of the CWPA Championships at the Kinney Natatorium at Bucknell University. The game marks the largest margin of victory in the history of the Women's CWPA Championship by erasing the previous record of 20-6 (14 goals) established last season at the University of Michigan via a 20-6 win by then No. 17 Hartwick College against Harvard University.
Holding the Camels scoreless till the fourth quarter, seven different Hoosiers posted multi-goal games to advance IU, 20-5 (12-0), to the semi-finals.
The Hoosiers offense looked worthy of a top seed early in the first quarter. In the first ever meeting of the two schools in water polo competition, newly announced CWPA Player of the Year She Fournier struck first. Moments later senior Meghan Lappan made the score 2-0 in the wake of a power-play and Indiana never looked back.
The Player of the Match award was given to Amanda Redfer after she tallied three goals, two steals, and an earned exclusion. Freshman Ellie Stott and junior Katie Contreras both match Redfern offensively, netting three goals in the match.
After rounding out the first quarter on a 7-0 run, Indiana continued to pour on the offense in the second quarter, as Lappan, Colleen McNaught, and Stott pushed in three more scores to give the Hoosiers a 10-0 lead.
First Team All-Conference goalkeeper Jessica Gaudreault anchored the Hoosiers on the defensive end. She recorded eight saves before fellow goalie Mary Campbell was given a shot in the net. Campbell posted six saves of her own, helping keep Connecticut College scoreless until late in the fourth quarter.
Indiana outscored the Camels 4-0 over the final seven minutes of action as Contreras and Stott beat the Connecticut defense for a trio of tallies while sophomore Erin Pannek put away a penalty shot with 57 seconds on the clock for the 19-1 final score.
Indiana will face Michigan for the fourth time this season in the semi-final match-up tomorrow afternoon at 4:30 pm EST. The Hoosiers have won all three of their previous competitions against UM this season.
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final Indiana 7 4 3 5 19 Conn. College 0 0 0 1 1
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