Chippewa lacrosse falls 12-11 to Cincinnati

Junior goaltender Erin Owens points out an attacker to her teammates, Sunday Feb. 27, at the Lacrosse/Soccer Complex.

CMU suffered its second straight heartbreaking loss, losing to Cincinnati 21-11. The Chippewas (4-5, 2-1) have lost there last two road games by goals.

CMU got off to a slow start in the first quarter only scoring one goal, coming from junior Audrey Whiteside. The Chippewas also committed 5 turnovers in the quarter.

Turnovers remained an issue for the Chippewas as they had 10 turnovers in the first half. CMU had a total of 10 turnovers in their previous game.

Even with 10 turnovers CMU only saw itself down 1, 5-4, going into the half. CMU was led by the Kendall and Kelly Hoyt, who both scored goals in the first half.

The second half was filled with competitive back and forth action. 

In the third quarter Senior Maggie Diebold scored to make it a 1-point game. Cincinnati answered back with two straight goals. CMU did not get fazed though as it had an answer of its own with Kelly Hoyt and Diebold scoring two straight goals.

The Chippewas saw themselves down by three late in the fourth quarter when Diebold and Graduate student Hannah Potter scored two straight goals to cut the deficit down to one again.

Yet, Kylie Nause scored for Cincinnati to make it a two-score game again. Nause could not be stopped as she finished the game with 6 goals.

Senior Courtney Burke scored with a minute left, but the unit could not find the net in a desperate effort as the seconds ticked away. 

CMU struggled with turnovers all game and only took 29 shots, with 17 on goal.

Diebold did everything she could and answered back when it looked like Cincinnati was going to run away with it. Diebold finished with a hat trick scoring 4 goals. She now has a team leading 23 goals on the season.

CMU will look to bounce back as they travel back home to take Akron Wednesday, March 23.