PORTLAND, ME – Saint Joseph's College (1-0) defeated Thomas College (0-1), 17-6, in what was the 2013 women's lacrosse season-opener for both programs at Deering Memorial Stadium on Tuesday afternoon.
For the Terriers, senior attack Miranda Tinsman (Belgrade, Maine) netted a pair of tallies and senior midfielder Ceara DiBiase (Westbrook, Maine) chipped in with a goal and two assists in the losing effort. Erin Nelligan (Walpole, Mass.), Brittany Premo (Concord, N.H.) and Jasmine Ryan (Berwick, Maine) also scored for the visitors.
Junior attack Cassie Diplock (Augusta, Maine) led the hosts offensively with three goals and three assists – all in the first half – while junior midfielder Anneka Adame (San Diego, Calif.) recorded three goals and a helper with game-highs of seven ground balls and 14 draw controls on the afternoon.
Freshman goalie Brittany Fox (Lovell, Maine) made six saves in net for the Terriers.
The Monks wasted little time getting on the board, as Adame produced the season's first goal off a Calnan feed 1:48 into play. Tinsman answered for the Terriers with a game-tying tally off a DiBiase pass five minutes later, but Saint Joseph's proceeded to net five of the following six goals to assume control of the non-conference contest.
DiBiase scored her first goal of the season off a Nora Rauch (Shelburne, Mass.) to cut the Terriers' deficit to 6-3 with 17:39 left in the opening half, but the Monks rattled off six unanswered scores, including a Lauren Bailey (Hampton, N.H./St. Thomas Aquinas) at the 3:05 mark, and carried a sizeable 12-3 cushion into intermission.
Tenenbaum kicked off the second-stanza scoring with a pair of goals eight minutes apart to make it a 14-3 game with 16:05 remaining. Allison, who served as the team's primary keeper for three seasons before sitting out last spring, capped the scoring with her first career marker off an Emily Gallant (Rumford, Maine) assist with six minutes on the game clock.
Thomas travels to Elms College on Saturday for a 1:00 PM start in their second contest of the season.
Courtesy of Saint Joseph's College Sports Information Department