Waterville, Maine – The Thomas College Women's Lacrosse team (3-10, 1-4 NAC) fell to UMaine at Farmington (2-9, 1-5 NAC) 14-13 in overtime this afternoon. The Terriers got a strong performance out off senior Megan Denby as she netted six goals including her 100th career goal. Fellow senior Kiley Jolicoeur scored two goals and tallied 12 draw controls on senior day. Farmington's Amie Daniels also netted six goals and dished out one assist to lead all scorers.
Denby is only the second lacrosse player in Thomas history (both men and women's teams) to hit the 100 goal mile stone. Denby tallied her 100th career goal at the 26:22 mark in the second half.
Sophomore Ceara DiBiase started the scoring off when she hit the back of the net 45 seconds into the game, but Farmington answered right back when Daniels found Emma Morrison for the equalizer. The Terriers came right back as Jolicoeur connected at the 28:11 mark and Denby put the Terriers up two with her first goal of the game at the 27:33 mark.
It was nip and tuck for most of the first half with the Terriers jumping ahead to one and two goal leads, but Farmington wouldn't go away as they tied the host team five times in the fist. With 33 seconds remaining in the first Denby blasted her fifth goal of the game to put the Terriers up 10-8 at the break.
Denby opened the scoring with her fifth goal of the game on an extra player opportunity to put the Terriers up 11-8. Daniels brought Farmington back within two with a free position goal at the 26:42 mark. After Denby hit her sixth and final goal of the game, Farmington went on a three goal run started by Molly Carbin's free position goal at the 22:26 mark. Daniels and Alyssa Neptune also kicked in goals in the Farmington run.
The Terriers broke the 12-12 tie when Katie Foyle scored on a free position shot at the 14:13 mark. The Terriers carried a 13-12 lead till Daniels hit the equalizer with 53 seconds remaining in regulation.
A set of yellow cards put Farmington down two players as time ran out on the first OT period, but Farmington first year Miranda Levesque hit the eventual game winner in the second half of the overtime period on a free position shot. The Terriers also earned two yellows as time ran out and they were unable to find the equalizer.
The Terriers will face Green Mountain in the NAC/NEAC East Division Semifinals on Saturday April 30th on the campus of Husson University. Faceoff is set for 2:30 pm.