Setting the Scene
What:
Aztec Invitational
When: Saturday, March 10 to Sunday, March 11
Where: Aztec Aquaplex – San Diego, Calif.
Tournament Central: GoAztecs.com

Game One: Bucknell (7-7, 0-0 CWPA) vs. Sonoma State (4-9, 0-0 WWPA)
When: Saturday, March 10 – 11 a.m. (8 a.m. Pacific)
Live Stats: The FOSH

Game Two: No. 11 UC San Diego (13-9, 1-0 WWPA) vs. Bucknell (7-7, 0-0 CWPA)
When: Saturday, March 10 – 3:30 p.m. (12:30 p.m. Pacific)
Live Stats: The FOSH

Game Three: No. 19 CSU Northridge (11-9, 0-0 Big West) vs. Bucknell (7-7, 0-0 CWPA)
When: Sunday, March 11 – 2:30 p.m. (11:30 a.m. Pacific)
Live Stats: The FOSH

Game Four: No. 21 San Diego State (5-8, 1-0 GCC) vs. Bucknell (7-7, 0-0 CWPA)
When: Sunday, March 11 – 6:45 p.m. (3:45 p.m. Pacific)
Live Stats: The FOSH

Bucknell at a Glance
• The Bison are currently 7-7 (0-0 CWPA) and received votes in the CWPA poll. They most recently competed at the Wolverine Invitational, where they went 1-3. Their three losses came to ranked opponents.
• 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 49 points (19g-30a). Colleen Barron (18g-13a) and Kali Hyham (22g-3a) round out the top three. Hyham is the leading goal scorer while Konishi has paced Bucknell in assists.
• Shyla Lintz has drawn a team-best 32 ejections while Konishi leads Bucknell with 20 steals.
• In net, Manuela Herrera has started 13 games, making 97 saves. With 479 career saves, she stands fifth in school history.
• Konishi now owns 216 career points on 96 goals and 120 assists. Her assist total is good for eighth in school history, four outside of seventh. She needs 41 more points to crack Bucknell's top 10. 
• Konishi and Marta Considine are each in striking distance of netting her 100th career goal. Konishi needs four while Considine needs eight. Barron has scored 112 over the course of her career, a total 22 outside of Bucknell's top 15.

Sonoma State at a Glance
• Sonoma State is currently 4-9 on the season.
• After losing nine of their first 10 games, the Seawolves have won their past three. They allowed just seven goals in each of their victories. 
• Bucknell and Sonoma State have only met once, at the 2004 Cal Baptist Lancer Invitational. The game was a defensive struggle, with the Bison scoring a 4-2 win.

No. 11 UC San Diego at a Glance
• UC San Diego is currently 13-9 (1-0 WWPA) on the season and ranked No. 11 in the CWPA poll.
• After rising into the national top 10 for the first time this season, the Tritons went 4-0 at the Claremont Convergence last weekend. They outscored their opponents by a 56-17 margin.
• UC San Diego holds a 9-0 lead in the all-time series with Bucknell. The series dates back to 1999. 
• Last season, the then No. 16 Tritons downed the Bison, 11-4, at the Aztec Invitational.

No. 19 CSU Northridge at a Glance
• CSU Northridge is currently 11-9 on the season and ranked No. 19 in the CWPA poll.
• The Matadors have played 11 ranked opponents to date, going 3-8 in those games.
• CSU Northridge holds a 12-0 lead in the all-time series with Bucknell. The series dates back to 2003. 
• The Bison and Matadors met for the first time since 2013 last weekend at the Wolverine Invitational. There, then No. 19 CSU Northridge walked away a 10-6 victor after outscoring Bucknell in the fourth quarter by a 5-1 margin.

No. 21 San Diego State at a Glance
• San Diego State is currently 5-8 (1-0 GCC) on the season and tied for 21st in the CWPA poll with San Jose State.
• The Aztecs most recently went 0-4 at the Barbara Kalbus Invitational. All four of their losses came to ranked opponents, including one in the top five (No. 5 Hawaii).
• San Diego State holds a 9-0 lead in the all-time series with Bucknell. The series dates back to 2005. 
• Last season, the then No. 17 Aztecs toppled the Bison, 10-4, at the Aztec Invitational.

A Look Ahead
• The Bison play at Long Beach State on Thursday, March 15 at 10 p.m. (7 p.m. Pacific).