Waterville, Maine – The Thomas College women's field hockey team jumped out to an early lead and never looked back as they notched their first victory of the season today against the visiting Pride of Regis (Mass.) Junior Miranda Tinsman got the scoring started for the Terriers when she hit the back of the net off a penalty stroke. Tinsman went on to find the net once more as the Terriers scored three more unanswered goals cruising to a 4-0 victory.
Tinsman's first goal of the season came approximately 15 minutes in the Terriers (1-3, 0-0 NAC) second home game of the season. The Terriers controlled the tempo of the game attacking the Pride (0-3) with 27 shots and keeping the Pride's offense at bay not allowing a single shot the entire first half.
Senior Brittney Moore got the Terriers some insurance when she capitalized off a rebound from an Ally Kennedy shot to put the Terriers up by two with 17 seconds remaining in the half.
At the half Thomas led Regis 2-0.
Senior Kristin Masessa put the Terriers up 3-0 when she sent a penalty stroke past Pride goalie Morgan Mitchell for her second goal of the season.
Tinsman finished the scoring for the day when she finished an Ali Kriegel assist off a Moore corner, at the 18:54 mark.
Sophomore goalie Sofia Sourgiadakis notched her first win of the season, while Regis', Mitchell shoulders the loss. Mitchell had a busy day in the cage for the Pride as she made 10 saves against 14 shots on goal.
The Terriers are back on the field tomorrow when they take on visiting Kean at 12 p.m. Regis will take on Simmons on September 13th at the Windsor School.