WATERVILLE, ME- Thomas (7-4, 2-1) was able to pick up a crucial conference victory against University of Maine at Farmington (3-7, 1-3) in a North Atlantic Conference (NAC) women's lacrosse showdown under the lights on Saturday night.
Thomas started the contest with a comfortable 5-1 lead in the early stages of the first half, as Brittany Premo (Concord, N.H.) scored two of her four goals in the first seven minutes.
Farmington would put up five unanswered goals, three by Ayla Allen, to take a 7-6 lead at the 13:47 mark. The lead would change twice more until Thomas would tally three in a row going into half, leading 10-9.
The final half saw the Beavers score three in a row in the beginning to take a 12-11 advantage, then Thomas would go on a three goal spree of their own after back and forth markers to secure the lead for good.
Premo had a team-high four goals and three assists on the night, while Ceara DiBiase (Westbrook, Maine) contributed with three goals and one helper.
Allen finished with a game-leading six goals in the loss for UMF.
Brittany Fox (Lovell, Maine) got the win in net, making six saves on the night, while her counterpart Hannah Goodenow was charged with the loss making 11 saves.
Thomas held a 42-21 advantage in shots, and 41-32 in groundballs.
The Terriers will return to action on Wednesday as they travel to conference rival Husson at 4pm.