Lacrosse Drops Heartbreaker to Cincinnati in Overtime
CINCINNATI, Ohio – Cincinnati’s Grace Wehland scored a goal with 33 seconds left in regulation to force overtime and ultimately scored the game-winning goal in the extra period to help the Bearcats defeat Davidson lacrosse, 13-12.
Wehland’s equalizer and game-winner were both woman-up opportunities, as the Bearcats improved to 5-2 while the Wildcats also ended their non-conference schedule at 5-2.
Erin Cooke scored a star-dazzling behind-the-back goal in the first quarter to keep the game tied 5-5, as neither team led by more than two goals for all 48 minutes of action.
Cincinnati carried a one-goal lead into the half, and eventually stretched its lead to 10-8 before Josie Lambert, Grace Fahey and Riley Moore combined for a 3-0 scoring run to pull back in front, 11-10, with 7:08 on the clock.
With the game tied 11-all, junior Caroline Moran scored the fifth goal of her career with just six minutes left in the game to put Davidson ahead for the final time in the contest.
Lambert ended the day with a career-high five goals, while Fahey led the way with six points off two goals and four assists. Davidson dominated Cincinnati on the draw, 17-11.
The Wildcats will return home and turn the page to Atlantic 10 action, beginning conference play on Saturday, March 11 at 12 p.m. against Duquesne.