SARATOGA, Calif./SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Rade Joksimovic scored two of his team-high five goals in overtime to lead the No. 10 Bucknell men’s water polo team to an 11-9 victory over No. 20 Loyola Marymount at the Santa Clara Rodeo on Saturday. The Bison lost to No. 17 Cal Baptist by a 9-7 score earlier in the day.

Bucknell (15-4) never trailed against Loyola Marymount (7-12). The Lions forced overtime by scoring back-to-back goals midway through the fourth quarter. Joksimovic, who moved into 10th place on Bucknell’s single-season goals list with 96, netted goals in both of the three-minute overtime periods to keep the Bison on top. Ratimir Babic then scored in the final seconds for the final two-goal margin of victory.

Babic and Jeff Hagen tallied two goals apiece for Bucknell, while Sean Daley had one goal and four assists in the first overtime contest of the season for the Bison, who are now 5-4 this season against ranked foes.

Goalie Charlie Niehaus registered 14 saves against Loyola Marymount after posting 12 earlier in the day against Cal Baptist.

Nate Hunter and Babic led Bucknell with two goals apiece against Cal Baptist (17-8). The Bison jumped out to an early 3-0 lead in the game, but the Lancers answered back with three consecutive goals of their own. Bucknell’s last lead was at 5-4 late in the third quarter.

The Bison will wrap up their California trip with two more games on Sunday. They will face Fresno Pacific (1:40 p.m. Eastern) and Air Force (5:40 p.m.).

Game 1
BUCKNELL               3          1          1          2          -7
CAL BAPTIST           2          1          2          4          -9

Goals: Hunter (2), Babic (2), Stupp, Moore, Joksimovic.
Assists: Djordjevic (3), Daley (3), Stupp.
Ejections Drawn: Hunter (5), Joksimovic (3), Hagen (2).
Steals: Daley (4), Dolan (3), Joksimovic (3), Hunter (2), Djordjevic (2), Babic (2), Moore, Niehaus.
Saves: Niehaus (12 svs., 9 ga., 32:00 min.)
Sprints: Joksimovic (1-2), Djordjevic (0-1), Dolan (0-1).
Bucknell Record: 14-4.

Game 2
BUCKNELL                           3          3          1          1          1          2          -11
LOYOLA MARYMOUNT      2          2          2          2          1          0          -9

Goals: Joksimovic (5), Babic (2), Hagen (2), Daley, Dolan.
Assists: Daley (4), Djordjevic, Dolan.
Ejections Drawn: Hagen (5), Hunter (4), Joksimovic (3), Babic (2), Djordjevic, Daley.
Steals: Daley (6), Stupp (4), Djordjevic (2), Moore, Hagen.
Saves: Niehaus (14 svs., 9 ga., 32:00 min.).
Sprints: Stupp (2-3), Joksimovic (1-1), Babic (1-2).
Bucknell Record: 15-4.