CASTLETON, VT– Thomas (5-4, 0-1 NAC) were unable to come away with a victory against Castleton 2-7, 1-0 NAC), falling 16-4 at Spartan Stadium Saturday afternoon in a North Atlantic Conference (NAC) women's lacrosse matchup.
Thomas scored two goals in the first five minutes, but the Spartans tied it up over the next six minutes and never looked back.
Miranda Tinsman led off the game with a goal just 1:41 into the contest and Ceara Dibiase made it 2-0 at 25:42.
The Spartans responded just a minute later when Cori Healy found Jessica Taplin in front. Auer tied it up at 18:33 and Samantha Bonasera scored back-to-back goals to give Castleton a 4-2 lead with 14:31 left in the half. The Spartans scored six more times, including a goal by Sarah Clark with just 36 seconds remaining to take a 10-2 lead at the break.
In the second half Auer took the initial draw out of the air and went straight to goal, scoring just 17 seconds in. Castleton scored two more times before Thomas got one past Els at 20:36 to cut the Spartan lead to 13-3. Maddy DaCosta countered with a goal three minutes later and Castleton outscored the Terriers 2-1 over the final 17 minutes to finish with their most lopsided victory of the season.
Brittany Fox made 12 saves in net for Thomas as she took the loss.
The Terriers return to the field tomorrow at Colby-Sawyer. Game time scheduled for noon.
Courtesy of Castleton Sports Information Department