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Mike Kimble
Mike Kimble
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Men's Water Polo Opens California Trip with 18-8 Loss to No. 3 Pacific
Release:   10/25/2013

STOCKTON, Calif. – Julian Colina and Mike Kimble scored two goals apiece to lead No. 18 Bucknell against No. 3 Pacific Friday evening, but the Tigers tallied eight of the final nine goals in the first half on their way to an 18-8 victory over the Bison. It was the first contest in a five-game California road trip for Bucknell, which saw its four-game winning streak snapped.

A goal by Alex Nowlin midway through the first quarter brought the Bison to within 3-2, but Pacific scored the final four goals in the period to open a 7-2 advantage. The Tigers then outscored Bucknell 4-1 in the second quarter.

Single goals by Stefan Aleksic, Jack Else and Nick Hale rounded out the scoring for the Bison, who were playing their highest ranked opponent since battling No. 3 California last September.

Bucknell (10-5) was playing its first game as a ranked team since Sept. 22 at Johns Hopkins.

The Bison will continue their five-game trip to California Saturday with games against Fresno Pacific (1:40 p.m. Eastern) and No. 11 UC Davis (5:40 p.m. Eastern) Saturday.

BUCKNELL               2          1          2          3          -8        
PACIFIC                     7          4          3          4          -18

1st
PAC: #9 Erdelyi (6:40), 1-0
PAC: #9 Erdelyi (5:21), 2-0
BUCK: #8 Colina (5:01), 2-1
PAC: #4 Obert (4:04), 3-1
BUCK: #5 Nowlin (3:36), 3-2
PAC: #3 Laczkovics (3:15), 4-2  
PAC: #2 Tomasevic (1:45), 5-2
PAC: #9 Erdelyi (1:02), 6-2
PAC: #2 Tomasevic (0:21), 7-2

2nd
PAC: #2 Tomasevic (3:54), 8-2
BUCK: #3 Aleksic (3:43), 8-3
PAC: #21 Oliveira (2:16), 9-3
PAC: #7 Fleming (1:00), 10-3
PAC: #9 Erdelyi (0:35), 11-3

3rd
BUCK: #2 Else (6:40), 11-4
PAC: #6 Marsh (5:26), 12-4
PAC: #3 Laczkovics (4:28), 13-4 
BUCK: #8 Colina (4:05), 13-5
PAC: #9 Erdelyi (0:05), 14-5

4th
PAC: #3 Laczkovics (5:35), 15-5 
BUCK: #16 Kimble (4:56), 15-6
BUCK: #16 Kimble (4:13), 15-7 
PAC: #14 Sarmento (2:25), 16-7
PAC: #15 Woodbury (0:55), 17-7
BUCK: #4 Hale (0:29), 17-8
PAC: #20 Torres Camacho (0:03), 18-8

Saves: Malkis 6 (1st Half), Hughes 8 (Second Half)
Saves: Williams 2 (1st Half), McKenzie 3 (Second Half)

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