CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Rade Joksimovic recorded four points (3g-1a) and Jared Stanley notched three assists to lead the No. 18 Bucknell men's water polo team to a 6-4 victory over No. 15 Brown in its second game of the Harvard Invitational Saturday afternoon at Blodgett Pool.
By downing the Bears (11-8, 2-3 NWPC), the Bison (12-6, 7-0 MAWPC) stretched their winning streak to 11 games. It is only the sixth time in program history Bucknell has stretched a winning streak into the double digits.
Through three quarters, the Bison trailed the Bears, 4-3. After Logan Schofield evened the score with 6:13 left to play in the final frame, Joksimovic struck at the 4:25 and 3:47 marks. Bucknell didn't allow a shot on target after Joksimovic's go-ahead goal.
Kirchberg netted three of Brown's four goals.
Bucknell scored the game's first two goals only to have Brown even the score at 2-2 with 4:47 left in the first half. After Jeff Hagen regained the Bison's advantage, Kirchberg scored the next two goals to take a 4-3 advantage.
Through the first two games of the Harvard Invitational, Joksimovic has posted six of Bucknell's 12 goals. The Bison continue play in this event tomorrow, taking on No. 12 St. Francis Brooklyn and No. 11 Princeton.
BUCKNELL 1 2 0 3 - 6
BROWN 0 4 0 0 - 4
Goals: Joksimovic (3), Djordjevic, Hagen, Schofield
Assists: Stanley (3), Joksimovic, Stupp
Ejections Drawn: Hagen (4), Joksimovic
Steals: Djordjevic (8), Joksimovic (7), Stupp (4), Hagen (3), Stanley (3), Dolan, Niehaus
Saves: Niehaus (7 svs., 4 ga., 32:00 min.)
Sprints: Joksimovic (2-2), Stupp (2-2)