YONKERS, NY – Thomas College women's lacrosse was unable to pick up a victory in their final contest on their New York spring trip, falling at the hands of the College of Mount Saint Vincent, 16-12, on Thursday afternoon in a non-conference tilt. The Terriers fall to 1-2 on the year with the loss.
After falling behind 3-0 in the early going, Mount Saint Vincent ripped off three straight to even the score at the 14:35 mark of the first half. Steimel and Mezzanotte started the run with back-to-back goals 19 seconds apart before Kelly Fraser evened the score with her first of the day with 14:35 left before the break.
Miranda Tinsman would give the Terriers the lead back briefly after the Fraser goal, but Mount Saint Vincent closed the half with the next three goals to take a 6-4 advantage into the intermission.
The two teams would split the first eight goals of the second half before the Mount tallied three straight times to open a 13-8 lead. Mount Saint Vincent went on to score three of the next four goals after the run to push its lead to 16-9.
Tinsman wrapped up the game with five goals for Thomas and Jillian Lambert picked up six groundballs. Brittany Premo added six groundballs, five caused turnovers, three draw controls and two points for the Red and Black.
Junior Melina Mezzanotte scored five goals for the Dolpins while, freshman Shannon Steimel totaled five points in the triumph.
Kacie McCormack picked up the win in goal after stopping 14 shots and picking up one groundball. Brittany Fox made eight saves for Thomas in the loss.
Overall, Thomas outshot the Dolphins 38-27, including 26-24 in shots on goal. The Terriers held the edge in groundballs 31-24, but the Dolphins won the draw control battle 16-14.
Thomas will host Saint Joseph's College of Maine on Saturday for their home opener at 4pm. The contest will be held at Colby College.
COURTESY OF MOUNT SAINT VINCENT SID DEPARTMENT