Thomas loses close one, 12-6
Waterville, Maine – The Thomas College women's lacrosse team (2-7, 0-3 NAC) hosted the Green Mountain College Eagles (6-3, 4-1 NAC) this afternoon on the campus of Thomas College. Earlier this season, both teams played at Green Mountain where the Eagles won 12-10 in a close game. Today's match was another close affair but in the end, Green Mountain pulled away late in the game to win 12-6.
The first goal of the game was scored only 30 seconds into the game by the Eagles' Bryanna Astor off an assist by Amanda Malkin. The Terriers would answer back by a goal from Kiley Jolicoeur nine minutes later. Thomas put pressure on the Eagles' defense and their goalkeeper, Kelsy Allan, as the Terriers took 19 shots in the first half. Thomas also gained an edge on groundballs in the half as they recorded 16 to Green Mountain's seven. At the half, the Terriers found themselves down 6-2 after a last second goal by the Eagles' Malkin.
In the second half, Thomas began a comeback as they closed the gap to only one at 7-6 after a goal by Jillian Lambert with 13:27 to go in the game. Following the goal, Green Mountain took a timeout to regain their composure. The Eagles responded as they went on a 5-0 run to end the game and capture their sixth victory this season.
Astor and Malkin led the Eagles with four goals apiece while Johanna Douglas scored three goals giving her a team-high 34 goals on the season. Allan finished the game with 16 saves while the team successfully cleared the ball 7-of-12 times.
For the Terriers, Megan Denby, Jolicoeur, and Lambert all had two goals each while goalkeeper Teshia Cates made six saves. Thomas out-shot the Eagles 43-23 in the game and recorded twice as many groundballs as Green Mountain.
The Terriers will be back in action Monday for a 4 p.m. start against NAC foe Husson on the campus of Thomas College.