SANTA CLARA, Calif. - The Indiana University Hoosiers (3-8) split their first two games at the Santa Clara University Rodeo Tournament, falling to No. 19 University of the Pacific, 9-7, in the opener and coming back for a dominating 13-3 victory over California State University-Monterey Bay in the afternoon contest.
"I thought we were solid defensively for the majority of the day," said Indiana head coach Barry King. "There were four or five critical defensive lapses in the Pacific game that really cost us. It was good to see us come out against Monterey Bay and really impose our will against them."
Game Two Recap - No. 16 Indiana vs. Cal State Monterey Bay
The Hoosiers put up a season-high in the scoring department on their way to the 13-3 win against Cal State Monterey Bay.
Nicole Redder finished the game with a hat trick, while Kara Butler, Shae Fournier, Jakie Köhli, and Lauren Wyckoff each netted a pair of scores for the high-scoring Hoosiers. Kate Dunn and Jenna Roe each scored one goal.
Redder's trifecta moves her past Maggie Hannon (135) and Kristin Carpenter (136) for fifth on the all-time Indiana scoring list with 137 career goals.
Cassie Wyckoff had five saves for Indiana and also picked up three steals.
Indiana got things started with a long-range goal from Köhli just :52 seconds into the action for the only score of the first period for either team, as the Hoosiers allowed only four CSUMB shot attempts in that stanza.
A big reason for the defensive success was Fournier wreaking havoc in the passing lanes, as the freshman finished the game with a career-high seven steals, including four in the opening quarter.
CSUMB got on the board midway through the second quarter, scoring on a breakaway to tie things up.
The Hoosiers broke things open shortly after, reeling off the games next nine goals to put the game out of reach. Wyckoff scored after a cross pass from Köhli to get the run started.
Fournier and Redder added two more Hoosier goals to make it a 4-1 lead at the half.
Indiana kept the pressure on defensively and translated it into production on the offensive end during the second half as the Hoosiers outscored CSUMB 4-0 in the third. Dunn put the Hoosiers up 5-1 after a dish from Amanda Redfern with 5:19 to play in the third.
Redder and Fournier each added their second goals during the middle of the quarter, followed by Roe's first goal of the 2011 season to give Indiana a commanding 8-1 lead heading into the fourth.
Butler got into the scoring act to begin the final quarter, notching back-to-back goals from the post after assists from Hanna Eimstad to make it 10-1.
CSUMB would add two goals during the final quarter, while Redder, Köhli, and Wyckoff each added another for the Hoosiers.
Game One Recap - No. 16 Indiana vs. No. 19 Pacific
The Hoosiers' loss at the hands of Pacific included four ties, but no lead changes, as the Hoosiers could not breakthrough against the Tigers during the second half.
A pair of seniors, Nicole Redder and Lauren Wyckoff, led the way for the Hoosiers on the offensive end with two goals apiece. Kelsey Campbell, Hanna Eimstad and Shae Fournier each notched one in the losing effort.
Cassie Wyckoff had four saves in the cage for the Hoosiers on 19 Tiger shot attempts.
Pacific opened the game with a four-goal first quarter that included two power play conversions. The Hoosiers had scores from Redder and Wyckoff to make it a 4-2 deficit after one period.
Indiana grabbed momentum in the second quarter, scoring two goals and shutting out the Tigers to make it a 4-4 tie at the break. Redder scored the third Hoosier goal on an assist by Meghan Lappan. Lappan, a freshman, had a career-high three assists and a pair of steals in the contest.
Redder drew an ordinary foul with 2:20 left in the half and quickly found Fournier, who converted the skip shot goal to knot things up.
Pacific wasted little time getting started in the second half, scoring :23 seconds into the action to take a one-goal lead. Wyckoff responded with a close-range goal to make it 5-5 with 5:15 left in the third. The Tigers came back with skip shots from deep to take a 7-5 lead.
Eimstad pulled the Hoosiers within one with a power play goal after the assist by Lauren Wyckoff during the final minute of the third.
Pacific went on to score a fourth quarter goal with 4:32 remaining.
Fourner made a key steal at mid-tank with just over three minutes left and passed ahead to Campbell, who took advantage of the Pacific goalkeeper coming out for the steal by finishing with a long score into the open net to bring Indiana within one.
The Tigers came up with a final score with 2:49 to play to go up 9-7 and the Hoosiers could not answer.
Release courtesy Indiana Athletic Communications