WATERVILLE, Maine – The Thomas College women's soccer team allowed a late goal with 55 seconds remaining in a 1-0 loss to Saint Joseph's College (ME) in non-conference action on Wednesday night at Smith Field.
The Monks improve to 11-4-1 (6-3-1 GNAC) with their sixth straight win while the Terriers streak ends at two games with a 4-10 (3-4 NAC) record.
Saint Joseph's offense took control in the first half as they outshot the Terriers 13-1. The Terriers biggest opportunity came in the 6th minute as Nikki Bradstreet's (Topsham, Maine) shot was stopped by Monk keeper Brooke Troup. The Monks tested Kayla Gordon (Wiscasset, Maine) with four scoring opportunities but could not break the tie before the half.
After spending most of the second half on defense, the Terriers could not capitalize on two chances in the 73rd minute as Makenzie Carlow (Winslow, Maine) had the ball stolen away in the box. Saint Joseph's responded in the 78th as Gordon made a timely save on Kenzie Murphy. Murphy's rebound found an open Madeline Wood who missed wide to the left.
In the final minute, Monks' freshman Kayla Gooch sent a deep crossing pass into the box from the right side to Brenna Smith. Smith's header found the back of the net with 55 seconds remaining to earn the 1-0 victory.
Gordon shouldered the loss in goal after keeping the Terriers in the game with 13 saves while Troup made two stops in the win.
The Monks outshot the Terriers 31-2 and held an 8-0 advantage in corners.
The Terriers will travel to Colby-Sawyer on Saturday, October 21 for a 12:30 p.m. contest.