ANN ARBOR, Mich. – The Bucknell women’s water polo team concluded day one of the Wolverine Invite with a 16-4 loss to No. 6 UC Irvine at Canham Natatorium.
The Bison (7-6) opened play earlier with a 6-5 victory over Santa Clara, thanks to three goals, including the game winner, from Gigi Rojahn.
UC Irvine (10-6) scored the game’s first four goals and led 6-3 at halftime. The Anteaters pulled away in the second half, outscoring the Bison 10-1.
Manuela Herrera started in goal, posting five saves and two steals.
Bucknell wraps up play at the Wolverine Invite with matches against No. 13 UC Davis (10:20 a.m.) and No. 5 Arizona State (3 p.m.).
BUCKNELL 1 2 1 0 -4
UC IRVINE 3 3 5 5 -16
Goals: Stanbach (2), Barron, Rojahn
Assists: Stanbach, Rojahn, Mooney
Steals: Benson (2), Herrera (2), Rojahn, Romeyn Konishi, Stanbach, Considine
Ejections Drawn: Mooney, Barron, Considine
Saves: Herrera (5 svs., 16 GA, 32:00 min)
Sprints: Barron (1-2), Konishi (1-1)
Bucknell Record: 7-6