CHARLOTTE, NC – The Winthrop lacrosse team dropped a heartbreaking overtime game 10-9 to the Cincinnati Bearcats Friday evening.
Cincinnati controlled the first part of the opening half as the Bearcats scored four goals in the first 10 minutes of the contest. Winthrop scored at 22:07 and then came on strong in the final eight minutes, netting three goals to go into the half tied at 4-4. Hayley Krause scored two goals in the half with Krista Frowein and Jenna Kasmarik each adding one.
The second half was a back-and-forth battle. Kasmarik scored the first two goals for Winthrop of the second half around a Bearcat goal to put the Eagles up 6-5 with 17:57 left. Cincinnati then scored the next three to go up 6-8.
Kasmarik scored her third of the half to get Winthrop back within one with just under 13 minutes left. Less than a minute later the Bearcats went back up by two. Winthrop then scored back-to-back goals to tie the game with just over six minutes on the clock. Cincinnati looked to have won the game with four seconds left but a goal was disallowed on an illegal stick.
In the second overtime, Winthrop looked to have won the game with a goal from Shannon Gallagher with 13 seconds left but her goal was also called back on an illegal stick.
In the fourth overtime, Cincinnati won the game less than 30 seconds into the period.
Kasmarik finised with four goals on five total shots and also picked up three draw controls. Krause tallied two goals and three draw controls while Shannon Gallagher totaled three assists.
The Eagles will head back on the road on Wednesday, March 12 at 6:30 p.m. at the University of Florida.