PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The No. 25 Bucknell women's water polo team was edged by No. 15 Wagner, 13-10, in its final game of the Bruno Classic on Sunday at the Katherine Moran Coleman Aquatics Center.
Entering the fourth quarter, the Bison trailed the Seahawks, 8-7. Wagner (4-3, 0-0 MAAC) scored four of the final frame's first five goals to pull away from Bucknell (2-2, 0-0 CWPA) and wrap up the Bruno Classic with a perfect 3-0 record.
Freshman Ally Furano led the Bison with four goals, netting two on penalty shots and two while on the power play. Shyla Lintz (3) and Marta Considine (2) also enjoyed multi-goal outings while Emily Konishi assisted on half of Bucknell's strikes.
At the end of the first quarter, Bucknell held a 3-2 lead. Furano's first power-play goal broke a 2-2 tie; she then converted on a penalty shot early in the second frame to give the Bison a two-goal cushion. Wagner ultimately closed that frame on a 3-0 run to build a 5-4 advantage.
Lintz and Furano opened the third quarter with back-to-back power-play goals to put Bucknell back up by one. The teams then traded goals, but the Seahawks netted the stanza's final two to build their 8-7 advantage.
The Bison converted on six of their 16 power-play opportunities. Wagner held a 25-17 edge in shots.
Colleen Barron scored her 100th career goal while Konishi's fourth helper was the 100th of her career. Herrara will enter the Bison Invitational with 399 career saves.
Bucknell next hosts the Bison Invitational Feb. 10-11 at Kinney Natatorium. The Bison are scheduled to face Gannon (Feb. 10, 11:30 a.m.), Wagner (Feb. 10, 6:30 p.m.) and Siena (Feb. 11, 11 a.m.).
BUCKNELL 3 2 2 3 - 10
WAGNER 2 3 3 5 - 13
Goals: Furano (4), Lintz (3), Considine (2), Barron
Assists: Konishi (5), Considine, Marcela Herrera, Mooney
Ejections Drawn: Hyham (4), Mooney (3), Barron (2), Considine (2), Furano, Konishi, Lintz, Rojahn, Teresi
Steals: Barron, Considine, Konishi, Lintz, Rojahn
Saves: Manuela Herrera, 10 svs., 13 GA, 32:00 min
Sprints: Barron (0-2), Considine (0-1), Konishi (1-1)