Harvard vs. Bucknell
March 5, 2005
The Game Story:
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. ~V Sophomore Kirk Klett recorded his second straight
four-goal game to open the season, but Bucknell couldn~Rt overcome a
difficult second period and fell to Harvard 12-9 on Saturday
afternoon. Zach Widbin tallied three goals for the Crimson, who used
a 9-0 run midway through the contest to claim their season opener.

The Bison, coming off a season-opening 11-3 win over Marist, also
received two goals each from Chris Cara and Patrick Christensen, as
well as one goal and two assists from Steve Case.

Klett~Rs second goal of the day, coming of one of John Salvesen~Rs
two assists, gave Bucknell a 4-2 lead just over a minute into the
second period. But the Bison would not score again until the final
three minutes of the third quarter as Harvard pocketed nine goals in
a row.

Sean Kane tied the game at the 11:44 mark of the second quarter and
Widbin put the Crimson ahead to stay two minutes later. Leading 8-4
at the half, Carle Stenmark registered a man-up goal to open the
second-half scoring, and Jake Samuelson and Brian Mahler tacked on
two more to make it 11-4 with 6:01 left in the third.

Bucknell mounted a spirited comeback, scoring four straight goals to
pull within 11-8. Klett, Christiansen and Cara all tallied in the
final 2:57 of the third quarter, and Case scored 3:22 into the
fourth. Evan Calvert pocketed Harvard~Rs third EMO goal of the day
midway through the final period to stem the tide. Klett finished up
the scoring with his fourth of the day and eighth of the season with
1:06 left.

Matt Baran made 16 saves for the Bison, who were outshot 41-35. Evan
O~RDonnell stopped 10 shots for Harvard, seven coming in the second
half.

Bucknell won the ground ball battle 35-30 and split 11 of the 22
faceoffs. Freshman Tommy Moore notched his first collegiate point
with an assist on Christensen~Rs first-period goal.

The Bison play their next three games at home, including two games
against top 10 teams in Navy and Maryland. Bucknell hosts Navy next
Saturday, March 12 at 1 p.m.