February 24, 2013

Thomas Scores With 10 Seconds Remaining to lift Bonnies

from staff reports

ROCK HILL, SC – Erin Thomas converted a free position with 10 seconds remaining to give visiting St. Bonaventure a 15-14 victory over Winthrop, on Sunday afternoon. The winner capped a 5-1 game-ending run for the Bonnies.

SBU led 7-4, late in the first half, but Winthrop rallied to tie it at halftime, 8-8, and led 14-12 with 11:54 remaining in the game.

The Bonnies turned the ball over with 33 seconds remaining in the game, but, following a timeout, Winthrop immediately gave it right back. The Eagles were whistled for two fouls, the second of which led to a free-position, which Thomas converted to make it 15-14.

Winthrop won the ensuing draw, but the clock ran out before the Eagles could get a shot off.

"We showed our youth and didn't play as a team today," Winthrop head coach John Sung said. "Before today we didn't really know how this team would respond to adversity. Now I have a better feeling about where we sit and we'll go back to the drawing board and get ready for the next one."

Megan Wallenhorst led Winthrop game with four goals on six shots. Danielle Ellis netted three goals and added four assists. Shannon Gallagher also added three goals for the Eagles. Jenna Schlagenhauf had four goals for the Bonnies.

With the loss the Eagles record fell to 2-2 on the season. St. Bonaventure begins its season at 1-0.

Winthrop wraps up its three-game home stand Sunday, March 3, against St. Francis (PA) at 1 p.m. at Eagle Field. St. Bonaventure heads to Coastal Carolina on Wednesday.

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