September 2, 2012
Indiana falls to Waves 5-0
MALIBU, Calif. – Pepperdine's Amanda LeCave scored four goals as the Waves swept past Indiana 5-0 on Sunday afternoon at TD Rokus Field.
The Hoosiers fall to 3-2-1, while Pepperdine is 4-1.
“In the second half, we competed in the second half and were really on the attack,” Indiana head coach Mick Lyon said. “We created a couple free kicks and hit the frame and the follow-up shots were blocked on the line. But we came out here to learn a little about ourselves and it was a successful trip in that respect. We have become a much better team as a result of playing out here this weekend against two very good opponents.”
But Pepperdine keeper Roxanne Barker made nine saves in goal to preserve the shutout, as the Waves held a narrow 16-13 edge in shots.
Shannon Flower took the loss in goal for the Hoosiers, allowing four goals and making three saves before Sarah Stone came on to play the second half and made one save while allowing one goal.
LeCave took a feed from senior midfielder Callie Payetta and slotted it into the right corner for her first goal of the game in the third minute.
The Waves continued to put on the offensive pressure, and LeCave’s second goal came in the 19th minute. Junior defender Michelle Pao delivered a long pass up the right side of the pitch, reaching LeCave who put the ball away on a chip shot into the left corner.
With the Waves up 2-0, LeCave delivered the fastest hat trick in school history as Guajardo sent a ball over the top to LeCave who ran it down and finished her shot into the upper right corner of the goal.
Less than a minute later, in the 25th, Williams decided she wanted in on the scoring action, as Guajardo again delivered a stellar ball across the box to Williams who put the ball away into the upper left corner.
LeCave’s fourth and final goal of the day came almost 10 minutes into the second half. Guajardo again dished an excellent lob pass to LeCave, who took a hard, low shot that found its way into the back of the left corner to put the Waves up 5-0.
Indiana had a great chance to get a goal back in the 24th minute but the shot by Orianica Velasquez sailed high over the goal. Velasquez tried to get IU onto the scoreboard in the 59th minute with a low, hard shot that curled just wide of the goal. In the 61st minute, Velasquez stepped up and took a free kick from 20 yards out but Barker was there to make the diving save.
The Hoosiers travel to Xavier on Friday to take on the Musketeers at 7:00 p.m. ET