No. 14 University of Hawaii Upsets No. 11 Indiana University, 11-9, at San Diego State University Aztec Invitational
SAN DIEGO, Calif. -- The No. 11 Indiana University Hoosiers (19-5, 1-1 CWPA West) fell to No. 14 University of Hawai’i, 11-9, at the San Diego State University Aztec Invitational. The Cream and Crimson trailed by five entering the fourth quarter, rallied with three straight goals, but it was not enough as the Rainbow Wahine held on for the win.
The Hoosiers were led by a trio of hat tricks from sophomore Shae Fournier, freshman Colleen McNaught and freshman Shelby Taylor.
Senior goalkeeper Cassie Wyckoff registered 12 saves in 32 minutes of action, including one five-meter penalty stop.
The Rainbow Wahine opened the scoring one minute into the action with a goal from the perimeter.
Taylor answered for Indiana, scoring from deep after sophomore Meghan Lappan collected an IU missed shot attempt and found the freshman for the opening.
Hawai’i notched two straight goals to grab an early two-goal lead, but McNaught knotted things up at 3-3 minutes later with a pair of goals.
The Rainbow Wahine snatched momentum back in the final two minutes of the first quarter with back-to-back goals to take a 5-3 lead into the second stanza.
Hawai’i extended their lead early in the second with a counter-attack goal. Taylor came back with her second goal at the 3:22 mark of the period after an assist by Lappan. Lappan finished the game with a team-high three assists.
The Hoosiers could not keep momentum on their side late in the second and into the third as Hawai’i scored three consecutive goals to grab a 9-4 lead.
The two teams exchanged a pair of goals late in the third with both Hoosier scores coming from Fournier and IU trailed 11-6 entering the fourth.
Fournier and Taylor fired in long-range goals to pull the Hoosiers within three by the 5:19 mark of the fourth quarter.
The Hoosiers rally attempt was capped with a McNaught goal in the final minute of play, but Indiana would get no closer as Hawai’i notched the win.
Release courtesy Indiana Athletic Communications