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Women’s Water Polo goes 1-3 in home tournament

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Lauren Medeiros, Photography Co-Editor / The Bucknellian

This past weekend, Bison Women’s Water Polo stayed busy, competing in four different matches at home in Kinney Natatorium. 

In their first game of the weekend against No. 18 Wagner, the Orange & Blue fell 11-3. Wagner came out fast, quickly going up 6-0. The Bison didn’t get a point on the board until the second quarter when Caitlin Stott ’27 scored. The two final goals from the Bison came in the second half from Bella Schraa ’26 and Isabelle Monaghan ’24. 

The second game was a much closer one with the Bison ultimately falling 8-7 despite lots of back and forth. Bucknell held a lead in the third quarter after going on a 5-1 run from Stott, Gwen Kallmeyer ’26, Sidney Finkler ’25 and Izzy Lippolis ’25, putting them up 7-5 heading into the fourth. Despite the lead, the Bison were unable to score in the fourth quarter and allowed two goals from the Red Flash to lose the game. 

On Sunday, the Bison had another two games, one of which they won over Mercyhurst and one they lost to Villanova. 

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The Orange & Blue started the morning strong with a quick goal from Kallmeyer and a second goal minutes later from Schraa. They continued to go back and forth with Mercyhurst, heading into the second quarter 3-3. 

Kallmeyer scored yet again in the second quarter, along with Monaghan, putting them up 5-3 at half time. 

Schraa earned another point on the board in the third quarter, putting the Bison up 6-3, followed by two goals from Mercyhurst to close their point deficit.

Despite the close game, the Bison pulled ahead in the fourth with goals from Campbell Collins ’27, Stott and Monaghan, securing a 9-7 win. 

As for the Villanova game, the Bison battled hard but were unable to catch up. Villanova grabbed an early lead, heading into the second quarter up 5-4. Schraa tallied two of those goals, and Monaghan and Lippolis each added one as well. 

In the second half, Collins scored a goal to tie the game 6-6 with under five minutes of play left. However, Villanova ultimately scored four more goals securing their lead. 

The team competes next against Villanova in Princeton, New Jersey on Friday Feb. 16, then Mount St. Mary’s and Wagner on Saturday, followed by Siena on Sunday.

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