Waterville, Maine —The Thomas College women's Lacrosse team dropped a non-conference matchup at home to the Monks of St. Joseph's College (Maine) Thursday evening, 12-9. Junior attackman Ceara DiBiase led the Terriers with a two goal and three assist performance. St. Joe's top performer was Cassie Diplock who scored five goals and recorded one assist.
With the loss the Terriers fall to 3-5 (0-2 NAC) and with the win the Monks improve to 7-4.
The first half saw the Monks jump out to an early lead when Anneka Adame scored on a pass from Amelia Santos giving the visitors a quick 1-0 lead. The Terriers would answer with two goals of their own as junior attackman Jasmine Ryan and first year midfielder Jennifer Day gave the Terriers a 2-1 lead with 18:36 left in the first half. The Monks would go on a 6-3 run to end the half capped by four of Diplock's five game leading goals. Day recorded her second goal of the game late in the half for the Terriers as the score going into the break sat at 8-5.
The Monks continues to pour it on at the start of the second after a quick score from Diplock pushed their lead to 9-5, but the Terriers answered with a blast from first year Brittany Premo bringing the home team with in three of the Monks with 28:54 left in the second.
The Monks got some more breathing room after Adame scored a man-down goal off of an assist from Santos. But the Terriers would make a run for it as goals from Day and DiBiase (two goals) brought the Terriers within one with 18:59 left to play. St. Joe's answered with two goals of their own to bring the lead back up to three at 12-9 where it would stay for the duration of the contest.
Thomas goalkeeper Teshia Cates shoulders the loss for the Terriers despite a respectable 13 save performance. St. Joe's Elizabeth Giacchino picks up the win with a nine save performance between the pipes.
The Terriers next contest is scheduled for Saturday April 14th at the University of Maine-Farmington for a North Atlantic Conference matchup at 1:00 p.m. The Monks will host Norwich on Saturday the 14th at 1:00 p.m.
Story by: Ben Goodall