Panthers Outlast Terriers, 5-1

Panthers Outlast Terriers, 5-1

NEW HAMPTON, New Hampshire – The Thomas College field hockey team allowed four second half goals en route to a 5-1 defeat against Plymouth State University on Tuesday night at the New Hampton School.

The Panthers move 11-3 (8-2 LEC) while the Terriers skid extends to 12 games at 1-12 (0-4 NAC).

Plymouth took a 1-0 lead late in the first half as Katie Martin's shot from the right side found its way in.  Shot totals were low before the break as the Panthers led just 4-2.

Early in the second half, the Panthers rattled off three goals in an eight minute span.  Patty Newhard began the run in the 44th minute on a corner opportunity followed by a goal from Haley Wakefield in the 49th.  Kaihley Rafferty tallied her third goal of the year in the 52nd for a 4-0 lead.  Just over 14 minutes later, Plymouth notched their fifth and final goal from Lily Davis.

The Terriers broke the shutout in the final minutes as junior Katie Taylor (Lebanon, Maine) scored on an assist from Miriah Chapman (Dexter, Maine).

MacKenzie Oberholzer (Greencastle, Pa.) was given the loss in goal for Thomas and made six saves before being relieved by Angela Guy (Millinocket, Maine).  Alivia Bates made two stops in the victory for the Panthers.

Plymouth outshot Thomas 17-5 and held a 10-2 edge in corner opportunities.

The Terriers will complete their 2017 season on Saturday, October 21 as they host Colby-Sawyer for their senior day at 1:00 p.m.