Waterville, Maine – The Thomas College Field Hockey team defeated the Lasell College Lasers 4-2 in a North Atlantic Conference match up. Four Thomas players led the offensive strike to lift the Terriers to victory.
With the win the Terries improve to 3-5 overall (1-1, NAC), while the Lasers fall to 2-5 (1-2, NAC).
Senior Ali Kriegel started the Terriers offensive attack when she connected a corner taken by fellow senior Brittany Moore at the 5:01 mark for a goal. Five minutes later first year Brittany Premo drove the ball in herself for her first collegiate goal.
Aggressive defensive play by both sides slowed the scoring until the Terriers were able to reach the back of the goal again at the 28:48 off of a shot taken by Moore from a Premo pass. Five minutes later, Senior Kristin Masessa kept the offense rolling when she finished a pass from Junior Ally Kennedy for a goal.
The Terriers held the Lasers scoreless giving them a 4-0 advantage entering half time.
The Lasers came out strong in the second half with an offense that took 17 second half shots. The Terriers defense was able to fend off the Lasers' relentless offensive strikes for twelve minutes until Natasha Wood connected a shot rebound for a goal.
The Lasers were persistent but the Terriers defense stood their ground until Wood reached the back off the goal again off of another rebound at the 60:04 mark.
The Terriers were able to extinguish the Lasers' offensive attacks for the remainder of the game preserving a 4-2 victory.
Sophomore goal keeper Sofia Sourgiadakis recorded seven saves in the first half for the Terriers and the win, while fellow sophomore goal keep Jasmine Bishop contributed seven second half saves. Christine Thornton made 13saves and shoulders the loss for the Lasers.
The Terriers resume NAC play at home tomorrow, against the Sharks of Simmons College. The Lasers travel tomorrow the University of Maine at Farmington Beavers.