WATERVILLE, ME - The Thomas women's lacrosse team overcame a 5-3 halftime deficit, as Jennifer Day scored the game-winning goal with 8:33 remaining to give the Terriers a 7-6 victory over Colby-Sawyer College in a North Atlantic Conference contest on Saturday afternoon.
After an unassisted goal by Maryalice Gurnee gave the Chargers (3-5, 3-2 NAC) a 1-0 lead, Thomas (5-2, 4-1 NAC) responded with two goals to take the lead, as Erin Nelligan scored on an assist from Day, followed by Day scoring on her own for the 2-1 lead.
Colby-Sawyer responded with four unanswered goals by four different Charger players to jump back ahead before Nelligan put home her second goal of the game, as the Terriers went into halftime trailing 5-3.
The Terriers came out and scored two goals in the first 10 minutes of the second half, as Nelligan scored for the third time on the afternoon, and Day scored her second on a one-up advantage with an assist from Joanna Murch to knot the game up 5-5.
Less than two minutes later, the Chargers struck back for the lead when Sara Berry drove in and scored unassisted. Thomas would net the equalizer with 13:28 remaining, as Brittany Premo entered the game after missing the entire first half, and scored her 99th career goal.
Just under five minutes later, Day would notch her third goal of the day that would prove to be the game-winner as Thomas held off Colby-Sawyer for the remaining 8:33 to earn their fifth win on the season.
Day and Nelligan netted three each to lead the Terriers, with Premo scoring the other goal. Allie McCarthy registered five saves for the win in goal.
Thomas will be back in action on Tuesday, April 7 when they play host to the University of Maine at Farmington. Game time is set for 5:00 PM.