ROCK HILL, S.C. – Gardner-Webb's last-second chance to tie was turned away and Winthrop held on for a 1-0 win over the Runnin' Bulldogs Wednesday night in Big South action.
Trailing in the closing minute, Gardner-Webb (4-15, 3-7 Big South) made a furious late push in an attempt to knot the score. Severin Soerlie's shot was blocked in the 89th minute and Magnus Moldjord's shot with 89:58 on the clock was saved by a diving Kenneth Parkinson to preserve the win for Winthrop (4-10-1, 1-6 Big South).
The Eagles took the lead for good in the 41st minute when Jogvan Jacobsen took an assist from Marco Gatzke and scored his first goal of the season (41:59). The win snapped a 10-match winless streak for Winthrop.
Gardner-Webb had eight shots in the match, including four on frame, but could not even the score. Winthrop had six shots on goal (11 total shots) in a physical match that saw 24 fouls whistled and four yellow cards (three for Winthrop).
GWU outshot the Eagles 6-4 over the final 45 minutes and had three corner kicks during that stretch.
Moldjord led the way with a pair of shots (one on frame) and six other Runnin' Bulldogs had shots. Hunter Frey, David Koloko and Austin Billiot also had shots on goal, with Soerlie's chance blocked away by the Eagles' defense.
The Runnin' Bulldogs will travel to High Point on October 29 for a 7:00 pm kickoff against the Panthers. GWU closes out its regular season on Wednesday, November 2, at 7:00 pm against Presbyterian (Senior Night).