February 8, 2013

Winthrop Wins Debut, Downs Howard 20-10

from press release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Winthrop women's lacrosse team started its inaugural season on a very positive note by doubling up the Howard University Bison 20-10 Friday..

Howard hit quickly to start the game, netting a goal in only 23 seconds. Winthrop had to quickly settle down and regroup and the Eagles' first-ever goal game from the stick of freshman Megan Wallenhorst with 22:01 left in the first half.

The Bison went back up 2-1 with 19:29 left, but that was the last lead that Howard held. Freshman Carolyn Krause knotted the game at 2-2 with 12:21 remaining in the opening half and then the flood games started to open for the Winthrop offense.

Freshman Danielle Ellis and Krause scored two goals around a tally from sophomore Alyssa Blevins to put the Eagles up 5-2 with just under seven minutes on the clock. Sophomore Mary Accomando, and freshman Taylor Moreau scored goals along with a second from Wallenhorst to put the Eagles up 8-2. Howard scored its third goal of the game with 2:16 left to make it 8-3 heading into the break.

Junior Maddi Genovese got the scoring going in the second half and Winthrop's offense continued to pound the Howard net. Kruase forced a running clock as she netted a goal, putting the Eagles up 17-7. Freshman Logan McCarthy got on the score sheet, giving Winthrop its largest lead of the game at 19-8 as the Eagles went on to win 20-10.

The Eagles will continue on the road Sunday when they face the Navy Midshipmen at noon.

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