No. 13 Indiana University Bests Brown, 11-6
COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- The No. 13 Indiana Hoosiers reeled off three goals in the opening two and a half minutes on their way to an 11-6 victory over Brown University at the University of Maryland.
The win marks the fourth straight season that the Hoosiers have reached 20-plus victories, a feat the Cream and Crimson have achieved in 12 of 14 seasons.
"We did the things that we needed to do to get the job done out there," said Indiana head coach Barry King. "I thought we were a little sluggish at times, but we executed down the stretch."
Kelsey Campbell and Jakie Köhli led the Hoosiers with three goals apiece. Lauren Wyckoff notched a pair of goals, while Shae Fournier, Meghan Lappan and Nicole Redder had one each.
Cassie Wyckoff recorded eight saves and two steals from the cage. The Los Altos, Calif. native moved to second on the Indiana all-time saves list with 670 for her career.
The Hoosiers got off to a quick start offensively, as Fournier connected from deep after an assist by Redder just 45 seconds into the action. Campbell then added back-to-back goals, with assists by Redder and (Lauren) Wyckoff to give Indiana the early 3-0 lead.
Brown got their first score of the game during a power play at the 5:03 mark of the opening period to pull within two.
Minutes later, Wyckoff drew an ordinary foul and quickly dished to Köhli for the open shot and score. Wyckoff finished the game with a career-high-tying four assists, a feat she has accomplished twice in the last five games.
Brown and Indiana would exchange goals in the final minute of the opening stanza, with Redder converting for the Hoosiers to make it a 5-2 IU lead heading into the second period.
The second quarter was a struggle for both teams on the offensive end, as the two squads notched just one score apiece. Campbell completed her hat trick with 1:27 to play in the period after a (Lauren) Wyckoff assist to give the Hoosiers a 6-3 lead at the break.
Campbell returned the favor to Wyckoff to open the third quarter, delivering a pass to the post that Wyckoff turned into a score to give Indiana a 7-3 lead.
Brown responded with a two-goal run to cut the Hoosier lead to two with 2:29 left in the third, but Lappan came back with shot that was deflected by the Brown goalkeeper and inched past the goal line for the score to make it 8-5 heading into the fourth.
The Hoosiers opened the final period with a three-goal flurry to put the game out of reach, with two from Köhli and one from Wyckoff.
Brown added a final goal with 1:57 to play to cut the final deficit to five, 11-6.
Release courtesy Indiana Athletic Communications