Setting the Scene
What:
Princeton Invitational
When: Saturday, Feb. 17 to Sunday, Feb. 18
Where: DeNunzio Pool – Princeton, N.J.

Game One: No. 25 Marist (1-7, 0-0 MAAC) vs. Bucknell (6-2, 0-0 CWPA)
When: Saturday, Feb. 17 – 1 p.m.
Video: Ivy League Network ($)

Game Two: No. 12 Wagner (4-3, 0-0 MAAC) vs. Bucknell (6-2, 0-0 CWPA)
When: Sunday, Feb. 18 – 10:30 a.m.
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Game Three (Exhibition): Chinese National Team vs. Bucknell (6-2, 0-0 CWPA)
When: Sunday, Feb. 18 – 2:15 p.m.
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Bucknell at a Glance
• The Bison are currently 6-2 (0-0 CWPA) and received votes in the most recent CWPA poll. They went undefeated at the Bison Invitational on Feb. 10-11, toppling Gannon (17-9), Saint Francis (13-8), George Washington (11-8) and Siena (11-4).
• A year ago, Bucknell went 14-18 (2-6 CWPA) and placed sixth at the CWPA Championship.
• In the CWPA preseason poll, the Bison were selected to finish sixth. Michigan, Indiana and Hatwick were tabbed as the top three teams.
• Emily Konishi currently leads Bucknell with 37 points (14g-23a). Colleen Barron (12g-9a), Ally Furano (14g-6a) and Kali Hyham (18g-2a) round out the top four. Furano and Hyham are both freshmen.
• Shyla Lintz has drawn a team-best 27 ejections while Konishi has paced Bucknell with 15 steals.
• In net, Manuela Herrera has started seven of eight games, making 53 saves. With 435 career saves, she currently stands fifth in school history.
• Konishi surpassed the 200-point threshold during Bison Invitational play. She now owns 204 career points on 91 goals and 113 assists. Her assist total is good for ninth in school history, one outside of eighth and 11 shy of seventh. She needs 53 more points to crack Bucknell's top 10. 

Marist at a Glance
• The Red Foxes are currently 1-7 (0-0 MAAC) and slotted No. 25 in the most recent CWPA poll. All eight of their opponents to date were ranked, including four in the top 10.
• In 2017, Marist went 20-14 (11-3 MAAC). The Red Foxes advanced to the MAAC Championship game, where they fell to Wagner, 11-7.
• While Bucknell leads the all-time series, 12-4, Marist has won three of the past four contests.
• In their most recent game at the 2017 Bruno Classic, the then No. 23 Red Foxes downed the Bison, 8-1.

Wagner at a Glance
• The Seahawks are currently 4-3 (0-0 MAAC) and ranked No. 12 in the most recent CWPA poll. At their most recent tournament, the Bruno Classic on Feb. 3-4, they went undefeated, downing McKendree (19-4), No. 13 San Diego State (10-6) and No. 25 Bucknell (13-10).
• In 2017, Wagner posted a 26-11 (14-0 MAAC) record. The Seahawks became the first program to win four-straight MAAC championships and scored their first NCAA tournament victory by downing U.C. San Diego, 6-5, in the play-in game. They ultimately fell to No. 1 UCLA, 17-2, in the first round.
• While Bucknell leads the all-time series, 12-7, Wagner’s seven victories came in their past eight meetings.
• In their last game at the 2018 Bruno Classic, the then No. 15 Seahawks edged the Bison, 13-10. Entering the fourth quarter, Bucknell trailed Wagner, 8-7. The Seahawks scored four of the final frame’s first five goals to pull away.

Chinese National Team at a Glance
• China placed seventh at 2016 Olympics and 10th at the 2017 World Championship.
• This will be the first meeting between Bucknell and the Chinese National Team. In 2004, the Bison took on the U.S. National Team in an exhibition game. They ultimately fell, 19-2.

A Look Ahead
• After having a week off, the Bison return to action at the Wolverine Invite on March 3-4. There, they'll face Long Beach State (March 3, 10:20 a.m.), Iona (March 3, 6:35 p.m.), host Michigan (March 4, 9:40 a.m.) and Cal State Northridge (March 4, 12:20 p.m.)