WATERVILLE, ME – The Thomas College field hockey team fell to cross-town rival Colby 4-2 Wednesday night in a non-conference game at Bernatchez Field. Gabby Martell scored two goals in the loss.
The Mules scored their first goal four minutes into the contest. Misha Strange was credited with the goal on an assist from Megan Fortier.
The Terriers were able to hold the Mules to just the one goal in the first half, with goalkeeper Abbie Charrier making three timely saves. The Thomas offense also generated their own chances with three shots on goal and three corners, but were unable to get on the board and entered the half down 1-0.
After a string of chances, the Mules scored their second goal midway through the second half on a goal by Megan Fortier, assisted by Anna Rudinski.
The Terriers answered five minutes later with their first goal of the game. Brooklyn Curry received the ball on a corner and fired it towards net. Abigail Dunn tipped the ball to Martell who buried it into the back of the net to shorten the Mules lead to 2-1.
Thomas used the momentum from their first goal to generate multiple offensive opportunities over the next five minutes. With nine minutes remaining, Martell netted her second goal of the game to tie the score at two. Tiffany Weeks was credited with the assist on the tying goal.
Colby regained the lead just three minutes later when Katie Hutchinson scored to put the Mules up 3-2. The visitors added to their lead just over a minute later on Fortier's second goal of the game, extending the Mules lead to the final score of 4-2.
Colby goalkeeper Sarah Evans earned the win with five saves. Charrier was tagged with loss, recording 10 saves.
The Terriers will return to action on Sunday, September 13 in an 11:00 AM home contest against Simmons on Bernatchez Field.