April 27, 2013

Terriers Defeat Husson 20-12, Advance to NAC Finals

CASTLETON, VT- The Terriers used a second-half surge to take control and advance to the North Atlantic Conference Championship with a 20-12 victory over Husson on Saturday afternoon at Spartan Stadium.

With the score knotted 7-7 at the half, Thomas scored the first nine goals of the second half to put the game out of reach and advance to the NAC Championship.

Ceara Dibiase scored a game-high five goals, including the 100th of her career to pace the offense. Jillian Lambert added four goals while Brittany Premo had three goals and an assist and Jennifer Day scored twice with two assists.

For Husson, Haley Huntington recorded four goals while Alissa Fallon scored twice and dished off three assists.

It was back-and-forth in the first half, with the Eagles taking a 3-2 lead with 14:42 left. Premo and Dibiase scored consecutive goals to put Thomas back in front, and after a Huntington score the Terriers grabbed a 6-4 lead with two more goals, the last one by Dibiase with 5:26 remaining in the half.

Theresa Butler brought Husson within one at 2:32 and two more goals in the next minute and a half gave the Eagles a 7-6 advantage. However Khameree Owens scored with just 36 seconds left to tie the game 7-7.
 
Thomas took the lead just 1:08 into the second half and added four more goals over the next nine minutes for a 12-7 lead. The Terriers extended their advantage to 16-7 before Huntington ended the run at 12:05. Thomas' lead climbed as high as 20-8 before giving up the final four goals of the game.
 
Brittany Fox earned the win in net, making ten saves while her counterpart Chelsea Kondraowicz made 14 stops while allowing 20 goals.
 
Husson finishes its season at 4-10 while the Terriers improve to 11-4. Thomas now faces Castleton in the NAC Championship on Sunday at 1 pm.