BIDDEFORD, ME - Thomas College (3-3) hockey fell to the University of New England (8-3) in a non-conference game Wednesday night. Connor Blair made 32 saves in the losing effort.
The Terriers faced a daunting first period against the Nor'easters with a single goal scored by Tom Proux assisted by both Eric Morin and Michael Hersom in the final minutes of the period. UNE however would come out firing, posting five goals in the opening stanza to give the home side a comfortable 5-1 lead.
Thomas rallied leaving the Nor'easters scoreless in the second period in a combined team effort to raise the score. Hersom found the net with an assist from Proux, while seconds later Morin pursued the goal with an assist from Garron LaFountain and lifting the score to 5-3 to conclude the second.
The third period left Thomas in heated competition against UNE. Several shots were fired on both goals throughout the period, but the Terriers fell short in the comeback bid. The Nor'easter added to their lead with three goals in the final period to put the game out of reach for the visitors.
Thomas registered 34 shots in the contest, including a team-high by six by Proux.
With the goal and assist by Hersom, the first year center has registered a goal and a helper in each of the Terriers first five games, leading the squad with 15 points thus far on the season.
Thomas will play their next game against Colby Sawyer on Sunday November 24 at 12pm on the road.