Indiana Water Polo Shuts Out Iona in the Second Half to Win

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(ISN) – PRINCETON, N.J. – Following a victory in an exhibition game over Club Aquatique Water-Polo Montreal (CAMO) in the morning, Indiana earns it’s second victory of the season. The Hoosiers trailed early to the Gaels of Iona College, but pulled away in the second half to win 12-6.

Indiana was led by Candyce Schroeder, who scored four goals. Freshmen Kelly Matthews and Jennifer Beadle scored two goals apiece. Sarah Myers, Rebecca Gerrity, Ellie Stott and Alexis Jones all scored one.

Iona got on the board first with a goal on their first possession. The Hoosiers answered quickly with a goal by Schroeder on the next possession. Indiana struggled early and fell behind 3-1 after two more goals by the Gaels. Just 20 seconds after the Gaels third goal, Matthews put in the Hoosiers second goal to pull with in one. A fourth Iona goal, a second by Matthews and an additional by Myers tied the score at 4-4 to end the first quarter.

Schroeder’s second goal of the game gave Indiana their first lead of the game 5-4. Beadle added another with 4:24 remaining in the half as the Hoosiers gain their biggest lead of the second half, 6-4. Two goals by Iona pulled the game even again at six with under 1:30 left. In the final possession of the half, Schroeder draws an ejection that leads to a Gerrity goal on the power play.

Leading 7-6 at the half, IU and goalkeeper Mary Campbell would not allow goal in the second half. Schroeder put two more away in the third quarter to give the Hoosiers a 9-6 lead. Three more goals were added by Stott, Beadle (second of the game) and Jones, as Indiana wins 12-6.

Indiana will play the No. 9 Princeton Tigers (10 am) and the Villanova Wildcats (2:30 pm) tomorrow in the final day of the Princeton Invitational.