Harvard vs. Bucknell
March 1, 2003
The Game Story:
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. Senior goaltender Justin Sussman recorded 20 saves in a game for the second time in two games this season and came within 13 minutes of a shutout as the 24th-ranked Bucknell men's lacrosse team suffocated No. 21 Harvard 10-2 on Saturday at Jordan Field.

Now 1-1 on the season, Bucknell received goals from seven different players, including two each from Worthy Sanders and Andrew Copelan. Sanders added two assists for a four-point afternoon.

Bucknell's defense was the story of the day. The Bison posted the eight-goal victory despite winning only 5 of 15 faceoffs and getting outshot 35-27. Bucknell killed five of Harvard's six extra-man chances, and when the Crimson did penetrate the Bison defense, Sussman was solid as a rock. The senior All-America candidate made eight of his 20 saves in the fourth quarter. He also stopped 20 shots in last week's season-opening loss at North Carolina.

The two goals allowed were the fewest by the Bison in a game since a 12-1 win over Holy Cross on March 3, 2001.

Middies Rob Lane and John Terracciano scored first-quarter goals to get Bucknell going. The goal was Terracciano's first in nearly a year. He missed the final 10 games of the 2002 season with a knee injury.

Sanders, Chris Cara, Copelan, Kelly Hogue and Dennis Geraghty all scored in a five-goal second period, giving the Bison a commanding 7-0 halftime lead.

After Sanders, Copelan and Patrick Christensen all tallied in the third, all that was left in doubt was whether Bucknell could complete the shutout. The bid was foiled at the 12:49 mark of the fourth quarter (47:11 into the contest), when Mike McBride finally solved Sussman. Alex Vap, who assisted on the McBride goal, scored the game's final goal with 6:39 remaining.