WATERVILLE, ME – The Thomas women's lacrosse team was victorious against the University of Maine at Farmington on Tuesday evening, winning by a final score of 10-7 in a North Atlantic Conference contest. Brittany Premo netted her 100th career goal in the contest for the Terriers while also recording two assists.
Jenn Day got the Terriers (6-2, 5-1 NAC) going early, scoring 10 minutes into the game before Premo netted her 100th goal just three minutes later to give Thomas a 2-0 lead. Toral Nelson scored with five minutes to play in the half giving the Red and Black a 3-0 lead going into the break.
Sophia LaVallee and Nelson each found the back of the net early in the second half to push the Thomas lead to 5-0, however UMF's (2-6, 1-3 NAC) Ayla Allen scored two quick goals to cut the lead down to 5-2. Joanna Murch would answer just one minute after Allen's second goal, and Day added her second of the game to push the Terrier lead back up to five at 7-2.
Danielle Conway drew Farmington closer, scoring off of a feed from Carly Raymond with 13:32 to play in the game. Samantha Greenlaw would answer less than a minute later for Thomas, pushing the lead back once more to five. LaVallee scored her second of the game to give the Terriers a 9-3 lead with 12 minutes to play when she found the back of the net on an assist from Premo.
Sierra Gilley and Rhi Jackson scored back-to-back goals for the Beavers, drawing them closer at 9-5 before Greenlaw answered for Thomas with her second goal of the game to make it 10-5. Allen scored her third goal of the day for UMF before Jaclyn Langevin scored to bring the score to 10-7, but the Beavers would not get any closer.
In net for Thomas, Allie McCarthy recorded nine saves on the day. For Farmington, Patty Smith had eight stops.
It was a close battle for both ground balls and shots, as the Terriers out-shot the Beavers 26-25, while the Beavers recorded 32 ground balls to the Terriers' 31.
Day, Greenlaw, LaVallee and Nelson all notched two goals on the evening, while Premo recorded one goal and two assists.
The Terriers will be back on the field Saturday, April 11 when they travel to take on the Green Mountain College Eagles at 1:00 PM.