ERIE, Pa. – The Bucknell women’s water polo team concluded play at the Mercyhurst Invitational on Sunday with a 14-11 win over Gannon.
Bucknell (6-4) opened the day with a 15-8 victory over VMI and kept that momentum going in the win over the Golden Knights. After dropping its first match of the weekend, the Bison have now won three straight games to finish 3-1.
Bucknell’s defense was stout through the first two periods, as the Bison led by a 10-2 margin at halftime. Konishi recorded a game-high five steals in the match.
Gannon rallied in the second half, outscoring the Bison 9-4 to close the gap, but were unable to complete the comeback as time expired.
The Bison open league play on Feb. 25 when they host Hartwick at Kinney Natatorium. Game time is slated for 2 p.m.
BUCKNELL 5 5 1 3 -14
GANNON 1 1 3 6 -11
Goals: Lintz (4), Stanbach (3), Konishi (3), Barron (2), Scuderi, Rojahn
Assists: Stanbach (2), Scuderi (2), Konishi (2), Barron (2), Ulrich, Lintz, Evans, Rojahn
Ejections Drawn: Lintz (5), Romeyn
Steals: Konishi (5), Lintz (2), Barron (2), Considine (2), Scuderi, Nedrow, Zaklicki, Rojhan
Sprints: Barron (2-2), Benson 1-1)
Saves: Herrera (2 svs., 7 GA), Derrod (1 sv., 9 GA)