No. 13 Indiana University Handles Harvard, 14-8
COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- The No. 13 Indiana University Hoosiers launched an eight-goal onslaught in the second half and locked down Harvard University to three scores in the game's final 16 minutes to break open a 14-8 victory over the Crimson at the University of Maryland.
"We really got things done on the offensive end," said head coach Barry King. "I thought we dictated the flow of the game in the second half and that was a key for us."
Nicole Redder led the charge on the offensive end, finishing with four goals. Jakie Köhli had her second straight hat trick with each coming in the fourth quarter. Kara Butler and Lauren Wyckoff converted a pair of goals for the Hoosiers, while Kelsey Campbell, Kym King and Amanda Redfern chipped in one each.
Cassie Wyckoff made eight saves for the second straight game, while grabbing a trio of steals and dishing out an assist in a complete 32 minutes of action.
Indiana led 4-1 after the first period, before Harvard came back with a solid four-goal second stanza to bring the deficit to one at the half.
The Hoosiers busted the contest wide open in the first three and half minutes of the third quarter after a goal by (Lauren) Wyckoff and two from Redder to extend the lead to 9-5. Harvard responded with its only third period goal at the 5:10 mark, but Butler answered with a put-back goal to make it 10-6 heading into the fourth.
Köhli put on an offensive clinic during a three minute span in the fourth quarter, reeling off three straight scores to extend the Indiana lead to seven.
Harvard put together a two-goal run to make it 13-8 with under a minute to play.
Kym King put the finishing touches on the win with a power play goal after an assist by Katie Black.
Release courtesy Indiana Athletic Communications