No. 18 Bucknell University Knocks Off George Washington University, 10-8

Brian Barron

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Jack Else (Lansdale, Pa./North Penn) scored a game-high three goals and Matt Napleton (Oak Park, Ill./Fenwick) recordedanother career high for saves with 16, leading No. 18 Bucknell University to a 10-8 victory at George Washington University.

The Bison concluded their first weekend of league play with a 2-1 record and they are now 7-2 overall.

Playing its second game in two days in a shallow-deep pool, Bucknell fared better than it did Saturday when it suffered an 11-9 overtime loss at Johns Hopkins University. The Bison held a 6-4 halftime edge and then outscored the Colonials 4-2 in the third frame before coasting to the victory.

Else, who has eight multi-goal games this season, finished the weekend with seven scores, including three on Sunday. Alex Nowlin (Coto de Caza, Calif./Tesoro) posted a team-high seven points on two goals and five assists. He now has 33 assists this season, more than all but one Bison had in all of 2010. Julian Colina (San Diego, Calif./Cathedral Catholic) and Brian Barron (Oak Park, Ill./Fenwick) rounded out the list of four Bucknell players with multi-goal outings.

Napleton registered his second new career high in saves in as many days. He had 14 stops Saturday at Johns Hopkins and followed that with a strong 16-save performance against the Colonials. Napleton finished the three-game weekend with 42 saves, the same number of stops he collected in the season’s first six contests.

Both teams were 5-for-9 in six-on-five chances.

George Washington (6-8, 1-2 CWPA) was missing two of its top scorers. Nate Little was out with an injury and Daniel Tyner was whistled for his third ejection late in the first period. The Colonials were coming off a one-goal victory over Johns Hopkins Saturday night.

Following the first weekend of league play, Bucknell is tied for first in the CWPA Southern Division, East Region with Princeton and Johns Hopkins. All three teams are 2-1 in league play. George Washington is 1-2, while Navy, which lost to Bucknell and Princeton, is 0-2.

Release courtesy Bucknell Athletic Communications


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