Setting the Scene
What:
Harvard Invitational
When: Saturday, Oct. 14 to Sunday, Oct. 15
Where: Cambridge, Mass. (Blodgett Pool)
Tournament Information: GoCrimson.com

Game One: No. 18 Bucknell (10-6, 6-0 MAWPC) vs. Wagner (9-7, 3-2 MAWPC)
When: Saturday, Oct. 14 – 9:30 a.m.
Video: Ivy League Network ($)

Game Two: No. 18 Bucknell (10-6, 6-0 MAWPC) vs. No. 15 Brown (9-7, 2-3 NWPC)
When: Saturday, Oct. 14 – 2 p.m.
Video: Ivy League Network ($)

Game Three: No. 18 Bucknell (10-6, 6-0 MAWPC) vs. No. 12 St Francis Brooklyn (6-5, 4-0 NEC)
When: Sunday, Oct. 15 – 8 a.m.
Video: Ivy League Network ($)

Game Four: No. 18 Bucknell (10-6, 6-0 MAWPC) vs. No. 11 Princeton (13-3, 3-0 NWPC)
When: Sunday, Oct. 15 – 1 p.m.
Video: Ivy League Network ($)

A Look Back at Last Weekend
• Bucknell stretched its winning streak to nine games, and remained undefeated in MAWPC play at 6-0, by topping Wagner (11-7) and George Washington (11-9) on Oct. 7 at Kinney Natatorium.
Rade Joksimovic led the way offensively, totaling 11 points (7g-4a) over the two games. Jeff Hagen had a five-point outing (4g-1a) against Wagner while Marko Djordjevic registered five points (3g-2a) against George Washington.
Charlie Niehaus finished the day with 25 saves, 15 against Wagner and 10 against George Washington.
• The Bison outscored the Seahawks, 7-1, in the second half to secure their first win. Bucknell was bolstered by a 4-0 third quarter.
• The Bison and Colonials went into the fourth quarter locked in a 9-9 tie. Djordjevic netted the game-winning goal at the 6:23 mark while Joksimovic sealed the win by completing his hat trick with 1:13 remaining in regulation.

No. 18 Bucknell at a Glance
• The Bison are currently 10-6 (6-0 MAWPC) on the season. They were slotted No. 18 in the most recent CWPA poll.
• Bucknell has won nine-straight games dating back to Sept. 16. The Bison have also won all six of their MAWPC contests and own a 13-game winning streak at Kinney Natatorium that dates back to Oct. 8, 2016.
• Bucknell enters the Harvard Invitational with a chance to stretch a winning streak into the double digits for only the sixth time in program history.
• The Bison last won at least 10 games in a row in 1983, a 12-game winning streak. They had a nine-game winning streak snapped in 2016.
Rade Joksimovic (49g-25a), Marko Djordjevic (26g-25) and Cooper Dolan (25g-13a) are Bucknell's top three point producers. Jeff Hagen leads in exclusions drawn (31) while Joksimovic is first in steals (33). Tommy Stupp is the only other Bison with at least 30 steals, at 30.

Bucknell's Longest Winning Streaks
1978: 21
1979: 20
1980: 19
1977: 15
1983: 12
1977, 1984, 1985, 2016, 2017: 9

Wagner at a Glance/Series History
• Wagner is currently 9-7 (3-2 MAWPC) on the season.
• The Seahawks fell to then No. 11 Princeton (15-11) and then No. 17 Bucknell (11-7) last week.
• Wagner will also take on St. Francis Brooklyn and Princeton at the Harvard Invitational.
• Jasmin Kolasinac was named the Seahawk Student-Athlete of the Month after totaling 58 points (53g-5a) in September. He set a program record with nine goals in a 20-8 victory over Mercyhurst at the Bison Invitational on Sept. 16.
• Bucknell leads the all-time series, 3-0. Two of the meetings occurred during the 2016 campaign, Wagner’s first at the Division I level.

No. 15 Brown at a Glance/Series History
• Brown is currently 9-7 (2-3 NWPC) on the season. The Bears were ranked No. 15 in the most recent CWPA poll.
• The Bears fell to then No. 14 Harvard (10-11 OT) and topped MIT (11-10) last week.
• Brown will also face George Washington, Johns Hopkins, Pomona-Pitzer and Boston Metro (in exhibition) at the Harvard Invitational.
• Brown leads the all-time series, 32-24-2. The Bison and Bears have met every year since 1995.
• Bucknell has won three of the past five meetings. In 2016, the Bison downed the Bears, 9-8, at the Bison Invitational behind a Tommy Stupp 6-on-5 strike that came at the 2:31 mark of the fourth quarter. Both teams were ranked at the time: Bucknell at No. 15 and Brown at No. 14.

No. 12 St. Francis Brookyln at a Glance/Series History
• St. Francis Brooklyn is currently 6-5 (4-0 NEC) on the season. The Terriers, who have won six-straight matches after starting the season 0-5, were tied for 12th in the most recent CWPA poll with UC San Diego.
• St. Francis Brooklyn will also face George Washington and Wagner at the Harvard Invitational.
• The Terriers lead the all-time series, 32-7, but the Bison have won three of the past five meetings. 
• Bucknell and St. Francis Brooklyn have already met twice in 2017. The Bison won the Bruno Classic game (12-11) while the Terriers took the Princeton Invitational contest (7-6).
• In Bucknell's win at the Bruno Classic, Cooper Dolan had an eight-point (7g-1a) performance. Entering that game, Dolan's career high in goals was three.

No. 11 Princeton at a Glance/Series History
• Brown is currently 14-3 (4-0 NWPC) on the season. The Tigers, who have won six matches in a row, were slotted No. 11 in the most recent CWPA poll. 
• Three of Princeton's victories during its winning streak came against ranked opponents: then No. 13 UC San Diego (15-14), then No. 11 Harvard (11-9) and then No. 14 Brown (9-8).
• Princeton will also face George Washington and Wagner at the Harvard Invitational.
• Princeton leads the all-time series, 51-34. The Bison and Tigers have met every year since 1983.
• Bucknell snapped a six-game losing skid to Princeton at the 2016 Harvard Invitational. Ratimir Babic broke a 7-7 tie with just over 30 seconds remaining in regulation to lift the Bison to victory. Both teams were ranked at the time: Bucknell at No. 13 and Princeton at No. 9. 

Up Next
• Bucknell travels out to California for five games from Friday, Oct. 20 to Sunday, Oct. 22.
• The Bison take on perennial water polo power Stanford in Stanford on Oct. 20 at 7 p.m.
• Bucknell then attends the Julian Fraser Memorial Tournament in Santa Clara, Calif. from Oct. 21 to Oct. 22.
• The Bison will face California Baptist (4 p.m.) and Loyola Marymount (8 p.m.) on Oct. 21 and Santa Clara (1:20 p.m.) and UC Davis (5:20 p.m.) on Oct. 22.