Indiana Women’s Water Polo Go 4-0 To Open Season At UCSB Winter Invite

Courtesy: Indiana Athletics

Day 1 Recap

SANTA BARBARA, Calif.  – No. 11 Indiana opened the 2022 season with a win over No. 21 California Baptist at the UCSB Winter Invite on Friday.


  • The Hoosiers took an early 4-1 lead in the first behind a pair of goals from senior attacker Tina Doherty.
  • Allowing the Lancers to get just one more on the board, Indiana padded its lead with two goals from senior center Izzy Mandema to take a 7-2 advantage at the break.
  • Indiana would go on to outscore Cal Baptist 6-0 in the second half, as Portia Sassier and Kallie White each scored penalty goals in the third and fourth quarters, respectively.
  • Other second half goals were scored by senior attacker Lauren Etnyre and Mandema.


  • Indiana wins its fifth season opener in the last six season and both under second year head coach Taylor Dodson.
  • Mandema and White paced the Hoosiers with three goals each. Mandema went 50 percent on the afternoon and had four exclusions.
  • Four other Hoosiers scored in the game, two each from Doherty, Sasser, and senior attacker Lauren Etnyre while junior attacker Lanna Debow added one.
  • Junior goalie Mary Askew tallied 13 saves and an assist in the victory.
  • The Hoosiers tallied four assists in the win, one each from Askew, White, freshman attacker Skylar Kidd and sophomore driver Kiki Mein.

Head coach Taylor Dodson
“I’m really proud of the team for starting off the season so strong. I thought that the win was a complete team win from top to bottom. Some of the standout performances to me were Mary Askew in the cage with 13 saves and an assist. She really held our defense down and allowed us to have a shutout in the second half, which is huge. I also think Kallie White did a good job helping our defense and putting away her opportunities. The best thing about this win was that it was a complete team win and we had a lot of goals from a lot of different players. A lot of our freshmen got in played big minutes. We looked a little rusty but that’s to be expected so I’m excited to get in to the rest of the weekend to see how far we can push and how much better we can get every game.”

The Hoosiers play two at the UCSB Winter Invite on Saturday against Azusa Pacific (12:15 p.m. ET) and Iona (6:45 p.m. ET).

Day 2 Recap

SANTA BARBARA, Calif.  – Senior center Izzy Mandema turned in a pair of hat tricks as No. 11 IU defeated Azusa Pacific (11-6) and Iona (18-8) on day two of the UCSB Winter Invite.


  • Indiana went ahead early in both games on Saturday, as Mandema scored two goals off the bat against Azusa Pacific to help take 5-2 lead after one.
  • Freshman attacker Skylar Kidd got in on the hat trick action in the third quarter, helping put the Hoosiers up by five, 10-5.
  • Junior attacker Lanna Debow added one more in the fourth as Indiana held the Cougars scoreless in the final eight minutes of play.
  • Coming back to the water against Iona, the Hoosiers offense was cooking as 11 different players combined to score 18 goals behind Mandema’s hat trick and two each from Kidd, senior attacker Lauren Etnyre, junior driver Rebecca Schofield and freshman center Sophia Sollie.
  • IU would lead 9-5 at intermission and laid it on in the second half, outscoring the Gaels 9-3 to close out Saturday action with a win.


  • Goal scorers vs. APU: Mandema (3), Kidd (2), Sollie (2), Doherty (1), Wazzan (1)
  • Goal scorers vs. Iona: Mandema (3), Kidd (2), Etnyre (2), Schofield (2), Sollie (2), Doherty (1), Debow (1), Hawkins (1), Hathaway (1)

The Hoosiers round out action at the UCSB Winter Invite on Sunday against Ottawa (Arizona) at 1:30 p.m. ET.

Day 3 Recap

SANTA BARBARA, Calif.  – A trio of hat tricks led No. 11 Indiana to a win over Ottawa (Arizona), 22-5, as it swept the weekend at the UCSB Winter Invite.


  • Indiana (4-0) got out to a large lead out of the gate behind senior center Izzy Mandema’s two goals as she paced seven total scorers in the frame to take an 8-1 lead.
  • Pouring it on in the second, IU scored five unanswered to push its lead to 12 goals at the break, 13-1, which included a buzzer beater by goalie Mary Askew.
  • Ottawa (Arizona) got a couple more on the board in the third but Indiana had five different goal scorers put the ball behind the net to take a 19-4 lead.
  • Closing out the game, senior attacker Lauren Etnyre notched a hat trick as junior attacker Lanna Debow and freshman center Skylar Kidd each put in goals to highlight the offensive effort.


  • Hat tricks were scored by seniors Izzy MandemaTina Doherty and Lauren Etnyre.
  • Doherty officially moves up in the IU record books for career goals, taking over sole possession of 10th place with 148 goals scored.
  • 13 different players scored in the effort with two goals each from junior attacker Lanna Debow and freshman center Skylar Kidd.
  • The Hoosiers score the most goals in a game since it defeated Salem 22-8 on Feb. 27, 2021.
  • 12 total players scored in the effort including eight Hoosiers who scored one goal.
  • Goal scorers: Doherty (3), Etnyre (3), Mandema (3), Kidd (2), Debow (2), Sollie (1), Wazzan (1), Hathaway (1), Schofield (1), Askew (1), Crouch (1), Sassier (1), Mein (1).

IU will travel to Ann Arbor for the Michigan Invitational Jan. 29-30 to play four games against UCLA, LIU Brooklyn, Hawaii and Marist.

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