GORHAM, Maine – The Thomas College men's lacrosse team fell to the University of Southern Maine 25-8 in a non-conference game on Tuesday afternoon.
The Huskies scored three times in the first quarter, but Thomas goaltender Patrick Buxton (Portland, Maine) was strong in goal, making nine saves in the period to keep the Terriers close. After USM built their lead to 9-0, Thomas ended their scoring drought with William Heywood's (Yarmouth, Maine) first career goal assisted by Daniel MacWhinnie (Lanesborough, Mass.). Max Irons (Limerick, Maine) chipped in a goal of his own late in the half as the Huskies went into the intermission up 12-2.
Thomas scored three times in the third quarter, with Mathew Crisco (North Haven, Conn.) and Johnathan Wilcox (Palymyra, Maine) scoring off feeds from Irons, as well as another goal by Irons himself. The Terriers scored the final three goals of the contest, with Matt Craig (Waterville, Maine) scoring the first followed by a pair of man-up goals by Crisco and Heywood to end the game with a 25-8 final score.
Buxton ended the day 16 saves in goal for the Terriers.
Thomas will host SUNY Canton in their North Atlantic Conference opener on Saturday, March 14 at 1:00 PM on Smith Field.