CAMBRIDGE, Mass.- On day two of the Harvard Invite, the No. 10 men's water polo team was outscored 17-16 by No. 17 Bucknell. The Crimson moves to 14-5 overall and has split the first two games of the Harvard Invite with one more remaining.
Game play began with two goals from Bucknell's Rade Joksimovic and Jared Stanley for a quick lead before Charlie Owens and Austin Sechrest responded with goals of their own to tie up the score. Bucknell pressured the Crimson's defense and left the first period leading 6-5.
The one-goal difference remained a constant throughout the second and third quarters' back-and-forth banter. Harvard entered the final period of play trailing, 13-11 but goals from Owens, Sechrest, Nathan Ondracek and Alex Tsotadze were not enough to overcome the Bison's attack.
- Junior Charlie Owens recorded six goals, the second time this season he's scored six or more goals in a game.
- Senior Nathan Ondracek and sophomore Bruno Snow recorded three steals each on the day.
- Senior Austin Sechrest put together four goals, and leads the Crimson with 52 on the season.
The Crimson wraps up the Harvard Invite tomorrow, Oct. 14, against No. 20 Wagner at 3:30 p.m. Prior to the whistle, Harvard will face international opponent Toronto for an exhibition match at 11 a.m. at Blodgett Pool.