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LEWISBURG, Pa. — No. 14-ranked George Washington University fell 11-7 to No. 14 St. Francis College Brooklyn before being defeated by No. 12 Harvard University, 13-8, in the nightcap at Kinney Natatorium on the first day of the 2019 Bucknell University Invitational.

Taking on fellow No. 14 St. Francis Brooklyn, the Colonials fell behind as the Terriers scored four of the first five goals and led the Colonials the rest of the way in the opener.

GW edged within 4-3 by the end of the opening quarter, but St. Francis Brooklyn answered with three straight goals to seize momentum again.

Josh Yardley and Antonin Kralj scored two goals apiece to lead the Buff and Blue. Andrew Mavis, Jordan Blosser and Chris Lee also scored versus the Terriers.

Andras Levai scored five times, but the Colonials couldn’t keep up with the Crimson of Harvard in the second game.

After Harvard charged out to a 6-1 lead, GW answered back with five of the next six goals. Levai’s tally with 5:29 left in the opening half pulled the Colonials within 7-6.

The Crimson netted the final goal of the first half and then added four straight after the intermission to pull away. Its defense yielded just two goals over the final 21 minutes in the victory.

In addition to Levai’s team-high total, GW got scores from Lee, Nick Schroeder, Henry Maas against Harvard.

Release courtesy George Washington University Athletics Communications

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