LEWISBURG, Pa. – The Bucknell women’s water polo team opened conference play Saturday with a 9-6 loss to No. 18 Hartwick at Kinney Natatorium. Marta Considine scored a team-high three goals in the contest.
The Bison scored three straight goals to open the match and held a 5-4 advantage at halftime. Bucknell converted on all three of its six-on-five opportunities in the opening quarter.
Hartwick (7-2, 1-0 CWPA), who entered Saturday with wins over three nationally-ranked opponents, outscored the Bison 4-1 in the second half. Tied 6-6 heading into the final period, the Hawks scored three consecutive times to secure the win in the conference opener for both teams.
Bucknell returns to action Mar. 4-5 with four games at the Wolverine Invite hosted by Michigan. The Bison compete against Santa Clara, UC Irvine, UC Davis and Arizona State.
HARTWICK 2 2 2 3 -9
BUCKNELL 4 1 1 0 -6
Goals: Considine (3), Stanbach (2), Konishi
Assists: Konishi (2), Stanbach, Scuderi, Considine
Steals: Barron (4), Konishi (3), Stanbach (2), Scuderi, Considine
Ejections Drawn: Lintz (3), Considine (3), Barron (2)
Sprints: Barron (1-2), Konishi (1-2)
Saves: Herrera (9 svs., 9 GA, 32:00 min)
Bucknell Record: 6-5, 0-1 CWPA