Weston, Mass. – The Thomas College women's lacrosse team fell 15-10 to the Pride of Regis College (Mass.) in a non-conference matchup Saturday afternoon. With the loss the Terriers fall to 2-2 (0-0 NAC East) on the season, while the Pride improve to 5-3.
Regis jumped out to an early two goal lead after quick strikes from Adena Joseph and Teresa Busiek, but the Terriers countered evening the score at 2-2 after a blast from Ceara DiBiase and a free position goal from sophomore Kim Migliara. Joseph and first year Grace Politis put the Pride back up by two just about two minutes afterwards. A goal from Busiek at the 17:40 mark capped a three goal run for the Pride giving them a 5-2 lead over the Terriers.
First year Brittany Premo ended the Pride's run with an unassisted goal at the 17:26. DiBiase connected with the back of the net off of a free position shot just about two minutes later chipping the Pride's lead to one. But with 5:43 left to go in the first Busiek completed her hat trick followed by Politis' second goal of the game giving the Pride a 7-4 lead at the break.
After a Kristen Amicangioli yellow card at the 29:44 mark, Premo sent her second goal of the game into be back of the net cutting the Pride's lead to 7-5 on the extra man opportunity. But the second half was all Regis as the duo of Busiek and Politis combined for six goals, helping to keep the Terriers at bay for the rest of the way.
Thomas goalkeeper Teshia Cates made nine saves and shoulders the loss, while Meghan Ryan picks up the win with a nine save performance as well.
Along with DiBiase, Migliara, and Premo four other Terriers also found the back of the net. Sophomores Jillian Lambert and Callie Joseph each chipped in one goal, while first year Jasmine Roy scored her first career goal and fellow first year Jennifer Day added two goals.
The Terriers return to Waterville to face Daniel Webster College on Sunday at 1:00 p.m. on Bill Alfond Field on the campus of Colby College.