HENNIKER, N.H. – The Thomas women's lacrosse team scored six unanswered goals in the second half and overcame multiple deficits in a 13-10 win over the New England College Pilgrims in their North Atlantic Conference opener on Saturday afternoon.
Thomas (2-0, 1-0 NAC) got on the board first when Brittany Premo would score unassisted, only to be answered 14 seconds later by Kasondra Moniz of the Pilgrims (1-6, 0-1 NAC).
The two teams would go on to battle back-and-forth until Gabriella Bigos and Allison Granata netted two quick goals for NEC. Michelle Kennedy added a good buffer for the Pilgrims, extending the lead 4-1.
The Terriers put on pressure at the end of the first half and scored five goals in under four minutes, with Jennifer Day putting home the last three to give Thomas a 6-4 lead at the half.
The Pilgrims came out strong in the second half, with Elizabeth Bois scoring a goal and Michelle Kennedy adding two more to her total. The Terriers answered with a goal by Samantha Greenlaw, but the Pilgrims responded with two more of their own to hold on to the 9-7 lead with 16:02 left to play.
Thomas would then go on a game-changing run, scoring six unanswered goals, with Day and Greenlaw each netting two. The Terriers would maintain possession on their offensive side of the field after taking over the lead 13-9.
The Pilgrims saw a little spark in the closing two minutes with Gabriella Bigos cutting the deficit to three but was not enough as the Terriers walked away with a 13-10 win.
Day finished with a game-high five goals and two assists and goalkeeper Allie McCarthy helped her team with 11 saves in the victory.
For the Pilgrims Michelle Kennedy found the net four times and goalkeeper Mackenzie Meegan made 13 saves on the day.