Vestal, NY (WBNG Binghamton) It wasn't the ending the Binghamton University women's softball team was looking for. But they feel it will be a driving factor heading into play next season.
The Bearcats lost twice yesterday in the America East tournament.
The 9-0 loss to Stony Brook, which eliminated the Bearcats, was the first time this season they had been shut out.
On a positive note, the Bearcats won 30 games this season.
And they have a wealth of talent coming back next season.
"I truly think this is where we expect to be next year and so it just comes down to we've got to learn, learn how to win those important games at the end of the year. Our goal is to move on to the NCAAs and I think we've just got to figure out how to approach the game better once we get into a win or go home situation," says head coach Michelle Burrell.
"I think we had the ability to win this. We just didn't come out on top and I think we'll be in this position every year and whether it be starting next season playing every game like its our last," says second baseman Jessica Bump.
The Bearcats graduate 4 seniors this year, outfielders Shannon Kane and Jessica Phillips, and pitchers Rhoda Marsteller and Kate Price.