WATERVILLE, ME – The Thomas College (3-7, 0-1 NAC) women's field hockey team dropped their conference opener on Saturday by a score of 7-0 to Husson University.
The Eagles got off to a fast start scoring just 16 seconds into the game, when Kerianne Downing took a pass from Britt Mellor and found the back of the net.
Just over a minute later, Downing again had the scoring touch, this time on a pass from Taylor Shaw to make it 2-0 Husson.
The visitors would not let up, as Melissa Souza knocked home a goal less than three minutes later to give her team a 3-0 lead.
With 17 minutes remaining in the half, Libby Kain scored her first of two goals on the day, after putting home a pass from Souza. Just five minutes later Sarah Eastman found the back of the net when she was assisted by Amber Anderson to give the Eagles a 5-0 lead going into halftime.
In the second half, the Husson offense kept the attack going with Kayla Royer scoring 13 minutes into the half on a pass from Souza. With under four minutes remaining in the game, Kain scored her second goal, unassisted, to cap off the scoring on the afternoon.
Thomas had 10 shots on the day, with nine of them going on net. Erin Nelligan led the team in shots with four, followed by Erica Blake with three. Unfortunately for the home squad, neither could find the back of the net throughout the game.
In net for the Terriers, Sophomore Abbie Charrier had four saves on the day, facing 11 shots against. For the Eagles, Abby Greenleaf stopped all nine shots she faced on the day.
Thomas will be back in action tomorrow afternoon, September 28, when they travel to take on the Sharks from Simmons College. Game time is scheduled for 1:00 p.m.