IU SPORTS ROUNDUP
September 1, 2012Eastern Indiana Sports
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Hoosiers Come From Behind to Beat Cleveland State
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Indiana Volleyball (4-0) fought off a Cleveland State (4-1) set point in the fourth, reeling off three straight to close out their first match of the Indiana Invitational, 3-1 (25-23, 19-25, 25-14, 26-24). Indiana got 20 kills from Jordan Haverly, including eight in the final set, and 14 from Kelci Marschallin the win.
Haverly totaled her third double-double of the season with 14 digs to go along with her 20 kills. Marschall hit .440 en route to her 14 kills and added a pair of blocks. Freshman Katie Gallagher had 45 assists and eight digs in the match, and freshman Amelia Anderson had a career-high eight kills. Caitlin Hansenled the Hoosiers with 14 digs.
The first set was a dog fight, with 21-17 being the largest lead for either team in the match. Tied at 22, IU outscored the Vikings 3-1 to take the set. Haverly had five kills and Marschall added four in the frame.
In the second set, Cleveland State capitalized on Indiana's troubles. The Hoosiers had 11 kills and 11 errors in the frame, hitting .000. Cleveland State hit .357 in the set, getting 13 kills.
The third saw IU storm out of the locker room and take control early. The Hoosiers hit .378 with 17 kills and only three errors. Haverly and Marschall each had four kills and three more Hoosiers had three terminations. The Hoosiers also added five blocks in the set, getting four from Sam Thrower.
In the fourth, the Vikings battled back working out to a 20-15 lead, which was when the Hoosier rally started. Indiana got to 20-20, then 22-22, and 23-23, but faced set point at 24-23. IU finally got over the hump with three-straight points for the 26-24 win. Haverly added eight kills and three digs in the set, and IU got four blocks. Hansen had four digs and a service ace in the final frame.
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - Indiana, playing in the state of California for the first time since 2005, played to a 0-0 draw at UC Santa Barbara on Friday night behind a career-high nine saves in goal by junior Shannon Flower.
The last time an IU goalkeeper made that many saves was Lindsay Campbellon Sept. 30, 2011, at Illinois. And the last 0-0 draw for the Hoosiers was Oct. 18, 2009, against Michigan.
Early in the first half, the teams traded a pair of corner kicks with neither squad able to come away with a marker. Then shots by Orianica Velasquez and Caitlin O'Connorwere saved by UCSB (0-3-1) goalkeeper Makenna Henry to keep the Hoosiers (3-1-1) off the board. In the middle of the half, the Gauchos were able to rattle off a number of shots but Flower was up to the task and the teams went into the locker room at halftime without a goal scored. UCSB held a 7-6 edge in shots during the first half, but Flower only had to make one save while Henry made three for UCSB.
In the second half, the Gauchos continued to take shots but few were finding the frame while the Hoosiers were not registering as many attempts but they were more accurate with their shots. UCSB outshot IU, 8-4, in the second half of play but both teams had three shots on goal.
In the 83rd minute, UCSB's Taylor Gehring drew a yellow card and Orianica Velasquez stepped up to take the attacking free kick. She put the shot on frame but Henry was there to knock it away. Both keepers made saves in the final four minutes of play to send the contest into overtime. In the first overtime period, the Gauchos were aggressive at the start, forcing Flower to make three saves over the first six minutes. But in the final two minutes, the Hoosiers owned possession and the run of play but shots by Velasquez and Lisa Nouanesengsywere thwarted by Henry so the teams went to a second overtime period.
In that second extra period, UCSB put two shots on goal in the first three minutes but Flower again was up to the task and the Hoosiers held on for the draw.
The Hoosiers will conclude their two-game California road trip with a matchup against No. 5 Pepperdine on Sunday at 4:00 p.m. ET. It will be the highest ranked opponent Indiana has faced since playing at No. 2 Penn State on Sept. 23, 2005. Fans can watch a free live video stream of the game by going to the schedule page at IUHoosiers.com.