No. 14 Indiana Takes Down No. 16 San Jose State in MPSF Tournament

Courtesy: Indiana Athletics

TEMPE, Ariz. – The No. 14-ranked Indiana water polo team defeated No. 16 San Jose State, 7-6, in a back-and-forth affair at the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (MPSF) Tournament on Saturday in Tempe, Ariz.

The win improves IU’s season record to 10-16 overall and 2-12 in MPSF action. San Jose State drops to 2-16 overall and 1-11 in conference play. The Hoosier will face No. 4 California in the fifth-place game at 12:00 p.m. ET on Sunday, May 2.

KEY MOMENTS

  • Sophomore Zoe Crouch opened the scoring Saturday afternoon with a goal at the 6:33 mark in the first period.
  • Junior Mary Askew made an important save in the second period to deny San Jose State on a five-meter penalty shot.
  • Crouch scored her second goal of the first half on a powerplay to break a 4-0 San Jose State run.
  • Junior Izzy Mandema recorded the first score of the second half off an assist from sophomore Lanna Debow.
  • Freshman Kallie White leveled the score midway through the third period off an assist from freshman Kiki Mein.
  • Askew scored a goal right before the end of the third period to give the Hoosiers a 6-5 lead.
  • Crouch finished her hat-trick in the fourth period with a goal to put IU back in front for good at 7-6.

NOTABLES

  • Crouch finished with three goals on the afternoon, the fifth time she’s done that this season.
  • Askew recorded 11 saves in goal, her fourth-straight game with double-digit saves.
  • Debow added two assists to her season tally in the victory.
  • With her goal, Mandema (60) is now four goals shy of tying Candyce Schroeder in 10thplace on the single-season goals list.
    • Crouch (43) is now two assists shy of tying Deb Simone and Lauren Wyckoff in 10thplace on the single-season assists list.

UP NEXT

  • The Hoosiers will take on No. 4 California at 12:00 p.m. ET  in the team’s final game of the 2021 season at the MPSF Tournament on Sunday, May 2.

@INDIANAWPOLO
• For all the latest on Indiana University women’s water polo, be sure to follow the team at @IndianaWPolo on TwitterFacebook and Instagram.

0
Leave a Reply

Subscribe
Notify of
0 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments