Waterville, Maine – Thomas College (2-8, 0-4 NAC) was unable to hold onto a 6-3 half time lead as they fell to the visiting Eagles of Husson University (7-5, 5-1 NAC) today in a North Atlantic Conference match up. Eagles scored four unanswered goals in the second half to steal a win from their host 11-10.
The Eagles score four minutes into the game when Kim Gambon score on a man up opportunity after an early Megan Denby yellow card. The Terriers answered right back when Kiley Jolicoeur score at the 22.26 mark.
The Eagles and Terriers traded goals to make 2-2 before Husson took the lead when Stephanie Eaton scored at the 12:20 mark. Thomas' Denby answered right back with a blast at the 7:79 mark that started four goal for the Terriers as they took a 3-6 lead in the break.
The Terriers scored the first goal a minute into the second half when Callie Joseph scored of a Jolicoeur assist to push the Terriers to a five goal run. The Eagles answered back with two straight goals from Caityln Stauffer and Michelle Rancourt to make it 7-5 Terriers. The Terriers came right back when Jillian Lambert scored on man down goal situation, and Denby added her second goal on her way to a hat trick for a 9-5 Terriers lead.
The Eagles sent two more shots into the back of the net at 16:69 and 15:05 marks to bring themselves with two of Thomas. At 14:17 Denby finished up the scoring for a 10-7 Thomas lead.
At 13:56 the Eagles went down a player when Rachel Swasey received a yellow, but it wasn't enough to slow their offense as they racked up two man down goals during the three minute penalty. The first came from Eaton at the 12:17 mark and the second from Gambon at 10:47. Gambon struck again five minutes remaining in play to tie it all up 10-10.
With 2:31 remaining Rancourt found the back of the net off of a Stauffer assist for the eventual game winner.
The Terriers offense was lead by Denby and Lambert who both have three goals apiece. Jolicoeur also chipped in with two goals and an assist. Teshia Cates made 15 saves on 26 shots.
The Eagles were led by Gambon, Rancourt and Stephanie Eaton who each had three goals a piece. Kaleigh Morneau made 16 saves on 26 shots.
The stats were pretty even through the game, the Terriers won the turnover battle 22-to-26, the groundballs was tied at 30 a piece; Husson won the draw controls 13-to-12.
The Terriers will be back in action Wednesday on the road against Farmington (1-7, 0-3 NAC) at 4 p.m. The Eagles return to the field with a home game against Southern Maine on Thursday, April 21st. The game is slated to begin at 4:30PM.