Waterville, Maine—The Thomas College women's lacrosse team dropped a tough 22-4 loss to the Spartans of Castleton State College in a North Atlantic Conference East Division game Friday afternoon at Alumni Field on the campus of Thomas College. Castleton's Amanda Flodstrom had game high five goals and five assists for a total of 10 points on the afternoon. First year Jennifer Day scored a team high two goals and picked up 11 ground balls for the Terriers in the loss.
The Spartans came out strong scoring three unassisted goals in the first five minutes of the game off the stick of Kate Auer, Blake Wardwell and Flodstrom. The Terriers would answer when Day scored a goal at the 25:08 mark of the first half. Castleton would not give in as they would go on to score three more unanswered goals from Mariah Lesure, Samantha Bonasera, and Taryn Smith. The Terriers would once again answer with the second and final goal of the half for the Terriers from Jillian Lambert. Castleton would then go on to score eight more goals to finish off the half.
At the break the Spartans held a 14-2 lead over the Terriers.
The second half saw Castleton control the ball and outscored the Terriers 8-2. Auer, Lesure, Smith, Cori Healy, Madison DaCosta, and Flodstrom all had goals for the Spartans, while Day and Brianna Yates had the lone two goals for Thomas in the half. The Spartans saw 10 different girls score for the game and tallied a total of 38 shots.
Kelsey MacDonald got the win in goal for the Spartans making 5 saves on 12 shots while Teshia Cates shoulders the loss for the Terriers making 9 saves.
Next up for the Terriers is a conference match up tomorrow afternoon against Colby-Sawyer College at 11:00 a.m.
Story written by: Jacob Jandreau