Kohli Scores Five as No. 10 Indiana University Falls to No. 7 UC-Irvine 12-8 in NCAA Championship Fifth Place Game
ANN ARBOR, Mich. --
Jakie Kohli (Jr., Burnaby, B.C., Canada/Moscrop Secondary)
scored five times to conclude the tournament with 10 goals to earn
All-Tournament second team honors, but it was not enough as No. 7
University of California-Irvine received a first-half hat-trick
from Danielle Warde and seven second half goals
from the rest of the team to down No. 10 Indiana University 12-8 in
the fifth place game of the 2011 Women's National Collegiate
Athletic Association (NCAA) Championship hosted at the University
of Michigan's Canham Natatorium.
The Big West Conference champion Anteaters (23-9) jumped on the board first as Warde accepted a pass on the right wing from Cortney Collyer at 6:26 on a man-up opportunity to stake UC-Irvine to a 1-0 lead.
Shae Fournier (Fr., Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada/Grant Park) tied the game up at 1-1 with 4:21 remaining on the period clock as she took a centering pass from Kohli on a man-up bid and skipped the ball under the right arm of goalie Lauren Davis for the equalizer.
The Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) champion Hoosiers (26-13) had an opportunity to take the lead at the 2:43 mark as a five-meter penalty shot by Lauren Wyckoff (Sr., Los Alto, Calif./Los Altos) ricocheted off the upper right 90 of the cage and bounced back into the field of play to deny Indiana.
UC-Irvine did not miss on its next chance to jump back in front as the Anteaters Jessy Cardey ripped a shot from five-meters out on a man-up opportunity to put Irvine ahead 2-1 with 34 seconds remaining in the period.
Warde tacked on her second marker of the afternoon with 5:31 remaining in the second period as she drove inside seven meters and lofted a lob shot up and into the upper left corner of the cage for a 3-1 Anteaters' lead.
UC-Irvine cushioned thte margin less than a minute later when Katie Croghan dished a pass over to Kelsey Klatt who lobbed a shot into the upper right 90 of the cage with 4:33 on the clock to make it a 4-1 game.
The margin expanded to 5-1 53 seconds later as Warde completed a first-half hat-trick via a skip shot under the arm of Indiana goalie Cassie Wyckoff (Jr., Los Altos, Calif./Los Altos) with 3:40 left in the first half to build the Anteaters' margin out to a significant four-game spread.
Indiana sliced into the deficit at 2:08 as Kohli connected for a man-up score from inside five-meters to pull the Hoosiers to within 5-2.
She factored in Indiana's next three scoring chances as well as Cassie Wyckoff hit Kohli streaking down the pool following a save for a one-on-one chance against Davis with 1:06 on the clock. However, Kohli's shot deflected off the right post and bounced back into play. Kohli collected the loose ball and attempted to lob a shot into the left side of the cage before Avetoom could reset herself, but the shot was too soft and the Anteaters' goalie was able to get a finger on it to redirect it away from the cage to extinqiush the scoring chance for the Hoosiers.
However, Kohli was not done as she streaked down the Hoosiers' horde in tow before sniping a shot into the corner on a man-up chance to move her squad to within 5-3 with 17 seconds left in the half.
The Anteaters got the goal back 57 seconds into the third period on Irvine's second possession of the half as Collyer rifled a shot into the cage at the 7:03 mark to return the margin to three goals at 6-3.
Indiana responded at 3:48 when Kara Butler (Sr., Poway, Calif./Poway) was driven underwater by her defender, but flipped a pass to Nicole Redder (Sr., Grandville, Mich./Jenison) before being driven completely into the depths. Redder collected and fired the pass into the twine in one motion to trim the Anteaters' lead to a pair of tallies.
However, UC-Irvine responded at 1:16 when Olivia Cummins lobbed a shot into the left side of the cage to return a three-goal scoring advantage to her team at 7-4.
The margin expanded to 8-4 over a minute later as Hillary Estrada tossed a back-hand skip shot into the cage off a pass into set from Caitlin Haskell with seven ticks left on the period clock to stake the Anteaters to an 8-4 lead through three periods of play.
Collyer added to the lead 23 seconds into the fourth period as she skipped in a shot at the 7:37 mark to make it a 9-4 game.
The score appeared to ignite the Hoosiers' offense as Kohli completed a hat-trick at 5:29 when Fournier found her for a quick-shot on a power-play chance to pull Indiana back to within four at 9-5.
Redder erased another score off the Anteaters' lead at 5:12 by zipping a ball which Davis failed to eye or stop at 5:12 to make it 9-6.
From there, it was all Kohli for Indiana as she scored twice in less than a minute to make it a game.
She batted a pass in the air three times to gain control near the two-meter mark with two defenders hanging on her, survived a scrum for the ball and lofted a crossing shot inside the right post at 4:11 to tally her fourth marker of the day and a close the gap to 9-7.
Kohli completed her day by striking again on an advantage chance at 3:31 with a blast from outside five meters that Davis picked up only when she turned to retrieve the ball from the cage to pull Indiana to within 9-8 courtesy her fifth marker of the afternoon.
However, the Hoosiers' luck ran out at 3:03 as Estrada corralled a ball that deflected off the cross-bar and spun a backhand attempt into the cage to build the Anteaters' lead back to two at 10-8.
The margin expanded to 11-8 at 1:08 as Croghan found Collyer for a shot-and-score during a six-on-five before Cardey tacked on an insurance strike with 19 seconds to go in the contest for the 12-8 final score.
Between the iron, Cassie Wyckoff finished with seven saves in taking the loss for Indiana, while Davis claimed the victory for UC-Irvine with eight stops.
For Indiana, which tied the school record for most victories in a season set by the 1998 (26-9-1) and 2003 (26-11) squads by advancing to the fifth place game, the loss continues a string of fifth and sixth place finishes by the CWPA champion from 2005 (sixth, Michigan), 2006 (sixth, Hartwick), 2007 (fifth, Hartwick), 2008 (sixth, Michigan), 2009 (fifth, Michigan) and 2010 (sixth, Michigan) to present since the NCAA field expanded to eight teams.
The Hoosiers are now 3-3 all-time against UC-Irvine as the Hoosiers picked up a pair of wins in 2002 (5-4 W, 2/10/02; 3/14/02, 6-4 W) and one in 2004 (2/7/04, 6-5 W) while dropping games in 2005 (3/12/05, 5-2 L) and 2008 (3/13/08, 10-1 L).
The Anteaters conclude the year 5-1 against CWPA opponents as the team went 4-1 during the regular season with victories over No. 16 Hartwick College (12-9 W, 14-7 W) and No. 17 University of Maryland (8-4 W, 15-2 W), with a loss to No. 11 University of Michigan (13-11 L) at the University of California-Santa Barbara Winter Invitational.
|No. 10 Indiana University||1||2||1||4||--||8|
|No. 7 UC-Irvine
Jakie Kohli (5); Nicole Redder (2); Shae Fournier
UCI Goals: Danielle Warde (3); Jessy Cardey (2); Cortney Collyer (2); Hillary Estrada (2); Kelsey Klatt; Katie Croghan; Olivia Cummins
Saves: Indiana - Cassie Wyckoff (8) ; UCI - Lauren Davis (9)
Exclusions: Indiana - 9 ; UCI - 12
Advantage Opportunities: Indiana - 6-for-12 ; UCI - 4-for-9
Sprints: Indiana - 1-for-4 (1st) ; UCI - 3-for-4 (2nd, 3rd, 4th)
Druy, Rick Curry
2011 NCAA Women's Water
Polo Championship All-Tournament Team
Amber Oland (Goalie) - Stanford University
Annike Dries - Stanford University (MVP)
Kim Krueger - Stanford University
Melissa Seidemann - Stanford University
Emily Csikos - University of California
Dana Ochsner - University of California
Patricia Jancso - University of Southern California
Priscilla Orozco - University of California-Los Angeles
Stephanie Peckham (Goalie) - University of California
Jakie Kohli - Indiana University
Joelle Bekhazi - University of Southern California
KK Clark - University of California-Los Angeles
Kelly Easterday - University of California-Los Angeles
Cortney Collyer - University of California-Irvine
Jessy Cardey - University of California-Irvine
Maggie Wood - Iona College