BIDDEFORD, Maine --- Sophomore Samantha Greenlaw (Windham, Maine) netted a pair of goals as Thomas College dropped its 2016 women's lacrosse opener to the University of New England, 13-3, on the Big Blue Turf.
UNE (2-0) jumped out to the early lead just 3:27 in on an unassisted goal by Jocelyn Davee. Greenlaw drew the Terriers (0-1) even less than two minutes later with an unassisted goal at the 24:56 mark.
The Nor'easters dominated possession in the first half while continuing to build their lead behind four goals by Korinne Bohunsky, three by Davee and two from Tori Stocks.
Natasha Nary capped the first 30 minutes with a man-up goal with 1:31 to play to give UNE a 10-1 lead at the break.
The game's tempo slowed in the second half as UNE was content to work the ball around. Davee tallied her fourth of the game at the 20:17 mark to give the Nor'easters a 10-goal lead.
Greenlaw broke another long scoring drought when she netted her second goal of the game at the 10:39 mark.
Kyra Taylor and Carly Sheehan added insurance goals for UNE in the final 10 minutes before Erin Nelligan (Walpole, Mass.) added an unassisted goal in the game's final seconds.
Bohunsky and Davee each finished with five-point nights on four goals and an assist. Nary had four points on a goal and three first-half assists.
Thomas had nine shots, including six on goal, led by Greenlaw with seven. Nelligan has the remaining two.
Nelligan also had five ground balls, had four draw controls and caused five turnovers for Thomas.
Brittany Fox (Lovell, Maine) had 16 saves in goal for the Terriers.
Bohunsky and Davee led UNE with six shots apiece, including five on goal each. Sheehan added five shots, all on goal.
Maritza Nary had three saves for the Nor'easters.
Thomas is idle until March 9 when they travel to Northfield, Vermont, to face Norwich University.
AT BIDDEFORD, MAINE
UNE 13, Thomas 3
Halftime -- UNE, 10-1
Goals -- Thomas: Samantha Greenlaw 2, Erin Nelligan; UNE: Korinne Bohunsky 4, Jocelyn Davee 4, Tori Stocks 2 Natasha Nary, Carly Sheehan, Kyra Taylor; Assists -- UNE: Nary 3, Davee, Bohunsky, Sheehan, Paige St. George