NORTHFIELD, VT --- The Thomas College women's lacrosse team fell to Norwich University, 9-8, in third overtime in a non-conference contest on Wednesday afternoon.
The loss drops the Terriers to 0-2 (0-0 NAC) while the Cadets improve to 1-0 in their first win of the new season.
Sophomore MacKenzie Peatfield (Harmony, Maine / Dexter Regional) led the Terriers with four goals and two assists while Samantha Greenlaw (Windham, Maine / Windham) and Erin Nelligan (Walpole, Mass. / Walpole) each had two goals in the loss.
Peatfield got the Terriers on the board first just a minute in to jump out to a quick 1-0 lead. The Cadets responded with three straight goals before the 17th minute mark of the first half to go up 3-1. Thomas finished the first half with goals from Greenlaw, Peatfield, and Nelligan to enter the half with a 4-3 lead.
Nelligan and Peatfield each netted a goal for the Terriers while Kathryn Albretsen scored for the Cadets as the Terriers led 6-4 early in the second half. Norwich put together three consecutive goals to give themselves a 7-6 lead with just over 12 minutes remaining in the game. Greenlaw netted her second of the game just a minute later to tie the game up 7-7.
With just five minutes remaining the Cadets would regain the lead on a goal from Teresa Segreti. The Terriers tied the game once again with just 42 seconds remaining as Peatfield scored her fourth goal to make it 8-8. After three overtime periods, Segreti won it for the Cadets just 53 seconds in to finish the scoring at 9-8.
Brittany Fox (Lovell, Maine / Fryeburg Academy) was given the loss in goal for the Terriers stopping 13 shots while Janice Bolton earned the win for the Cadets, making three saves. Norwich outshot the Terriers 32-21 and had a 19-4 advantage in draw controls.
The Terriers will play their first home game of the season on Saturday, March 19, as they face St. Joseph's (ME) in a 2:00 p.m. non-conference matchup at Smith Field.