Waterville, Maine – The Thomas College field hockey team came back from being down by a goal to force overtime against the visiting Chargers of Colby-Sawyer, where they picked up a 4-3 North Atlantic Conference win in front of a large homecoming crowd. In the extra session Thomas first year Alyssa Eugley ended game approximately three and a half minutes into the overtime period when she found the back of the goal off of an assist from fellow first year Brittany Premo.
The Terriers (5-9, 3-4 NAC) jumped out to a two goal lead in the first half with goals from Ally Kennedy and Kristin Masessa. Kennedy found the back of the goal with a blast placed in the high left corner of the goal that was out of reach for Colby-Sawyer (3-9, 1-3 NAC) goalkeeper Colleen O'Hurley. Masessa put the Terriers up by two when she scored off of an assist from Lauren Hachey off of a penalty corner.
The Chargers got themselves on the board at the 12:07 mark with an unassisted goal from Alexa Comesanas making it a 2-1 game.
Jillian Dervishian scored her first of two goals for the Chargers at the 2:36 mark tying the match at two apiece.
At halftime the scoreboard read 2-2.
Four minutes into the second half Dervishian put in her second goal of the game that put the Chargers up 3-2.
Senior Ali Kriegel evened things out when she scored off of an assist from Kennedy at the 9:52 mark making it a 3-3 game.
In overtime Kennedy made two attempts at ending the game, but her first shot was saved by O'Hurley and her second went wide of the goal. One minute after Kennedy's second shot, Premo broke away with the ball at the midfield and found a wide open Eugley for the game winner and Eugley's first career goal.
Terriers' goalkeeper Sofia Sourgiadakis made four saves and picks up her fourth win of the season, while O'Hurley shoulders the loss for the Chargers with 12 saves. The Terriers outshot the Chargers 31-to-10 and led in penalty corners 13-to-4
The Terriers will take on visiting Castleton State on tomorrow at 11 a.m. The Chargers of Colby-Sawyer will travel to the University of Maine at Farmington tomorrow for a match up with the Beavers at high noon.