Farmington, Maine – The Thomas College women's lacrosse dropped a heartbreaking one goal loss to the University of Maine at Farmington, 10-9 in North Atlantic Conference East Division action Saturday afternoon. UMF's Amie Daniels led the Beavers with a three goal performance including the eventual game winning goal with 2:30 left in the game. Thomas' Brittany Premo led the charge for the Terriers scoring a hat trick on five shots.
With the loss the Terriers fall to 3-6 (0-3 NAC East) on the season, while the Beavers improve to 4-4 (2-2 NAC East) on the year.
Daniels got the Beavers rolling early with an unassisted goal at the 29:15 mark, but the Terriers would answer with a goal from Ceara DiBiase off of as assist from Jennifer Day less than a minute later. Daniels gave the lead back to the Beavers with her second goal of the game at the 25:58 mark.
The Terriers grabbed a two goal lead with a string of goals from Premo, DiBiase, and Jasmine Ryan making it a 4-2 game with 16 minutes to go in the first. UMF tied up the game with goals from Emma Morris and Daniels evening the score at 4-4 with 2:54 left in the first.
At the break the score was even at four apiece.
UMF broke the tie at the 25:43 mark with a goal from Abbey Gilbert off of a free position shot at the 25:43 mark. Thomas' Kim Migliara evened the score with a goal followed by Premo's third goal of the game giving the Terriers a one goal lead with 21 minutes left to play.
UMF's Emma Morrison broke the tie with 8:20 to go, but Day made it an 8-8 game when she hooked up with DiBiase at the 6:39 mark. Ryan tallied and unassisted goal giving the Terriers their final lead of the game before UMF's Maddi Kadnar and Daniels added goals giving UMF the 10-9 lead for the win.
Thomas' Teshia Cates made 11 saves and shoulders the loss for the Terriers, while UMF's Hannah Goodenow picks up the win with a 11 save performance.
The Terriers will host Husson on Wednesday in their final home game of the season at 3:30 p.m.