WATERVILLE, Maine - After Thomas College (Maine) took Husson field hockey to overtime in their most recent matchup, with the Eagles coming out on top in the NECC/NAC Championship back in 2018; this time the Eagles took the Terriers to overtime and Thomas field hockey was victorious. Strong offensive efforts helped Husson tie the score late in the 3rd quarter and send the game into overtime, before dropping the match to Thomas just four minutes into sudden death.
IN THE ACTION:
Taking advantage of an early scoring opportunity on a penalty corner, Husson's Victoria Friend hit home off an assist by fellow first-year Katie Perkins. Her goal went unanswered for the duration of the first quarter thanks to strong defensive efforts from the Eagles. Thomas had three shots on goal and two penalty corners, but was unable to get one past first-year goalie, Kimmie Goddard.
Thomas had their chance to shine in the second quarter, scoring two unanswered goals with the advantage of six penalty corners. Lindsey Gregoire and Kelci Faulkingham were the goal scorers for the Terriers, with assists from Faulkingham and Allie Gregoire, respectively.
L. Gregoire tuckey away another goal for the Terriers in the third quarte to give them a one goal lead. This advantage was short-lived as Husson's Caroline Johnson tallied a pair to send the contest into overtime. Johnson's goals were assisted by Friend and Karen Stemm.
Goddard made a big save just seconds before Thomas' Faulkingham struck home with the game-winner.
BETWEEN THE PIPES:
Goddard made 10 stops for the Eagles playing the entire 60 minutes in net. Terriers' Leah Kruse recorded two stops in the contest.
The Eagles are on the road again this weekend, traveling to Chicopee, Mass. for more their second conference match of the season as they take on Elms College at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 12.