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IU builds momentum in New Jersey

The No. 17 IU water polo squad (7-8) took care of business during the weekend in Princeton, N.J., earning its first weekend sweep of the season.

IU surrendered a 5-3 lead going into the half against Princeton.

Three goals in the third and fourth quarters keyed an IU rally, giving the Hoosiers a 9-8 victory.

“After some early mistakes we regrouped and put together a solid second half,” IU coach Barry King said. “We need to take that second half play and carry it over for the rest of the weekend.”

The Hoosiers were able to do exactly that against Marist, as they held the Red Foxes scoreless until the 5:42 mark of the third quarter.

Marist’s goal with 15 seconds left in the quarter drew the team to within 5-2.

IU squashed any hope of a rally by the Red Foxes by scoring eight goals in the fourth quarter. Senior center Jenna Roe earned her first career hat trick.

“It was a very solid team effort out there,” King said. “We did an excellent job of finishing opportunities when they presented themselves.”

IU concluded its weekend against Maryland, its second game against a Collegiate Water Polo Association opponent.

Senior attacker Nicole Redder scored three goals against the Terrapins, moving her up to fourth on the all-time scoring list with 144 goals. Junior goalkeeper Cassie Wyckoff recorded 14 saves in goal for IU.

The sweep gave the Hoosiers a five-game winning streak heading into the Aztec Invitational in San Diego, Calif., next weekend.

— Micah McVicker

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