LEWISBURG, Pa. – Freshman Rade Joksimovic added to his weekend goal total with a team-high five scores and the Bucknell men’s water polo team improved to 3-0 during its own invitational with a 14-7 victory over Mercyhurst Saturday evening at Kinney Natatorium. The 5-1 Bison are off to their best start since opening the 2013 campaign 6-1.
Bucknell is on a roll this weekend, outscoring its three opponents 56-21. Joksimovic has a team-high 17 goals during the Bison Invitational. All five of his goals against the Lakers came in the first half when the Bison built an 11-1 advantage.
Bucknell, which is ranked 15th nationally, scored the first six goals in the game and led by as many as 10 goals. Mercyhurst (3-3), which lost to Toronto 11-7 earlier in the day, closed to within six goals in the fourth quarter.
Charlie Niehaus registered a career-high 16 saves in goal for the Bison.
Bucknell wraps up play at the Bison Invitational Sunday with a 9:15 a.m. game against No. 14 Brown. The Bison have won two of their last three meetings with the Bears.