Maine-Farmington Drops One-Goal Match to Thomas

FARMINGTON, Maine -- Megan Denby (Copiague, N.Y.) scored with 7:01 remaining to lift Thomas College past the University of Maine at Farmington 10-9 in North Atlantic Conference East Division women's lacrosse action this afternoon.

The Beavers (1-8, 0-4) are scheduled to host Green Mountain College Friday in NAC East action at noon. The Terriers (3-8, 1-4) are slated to host New England College Saturday at 11:00 a.m.

Denby's game-winner quashed a rally by the Beavers, who trailed 9-5 with 22:33 left in the game before Aimee St. Germain (Gorham, Maine) reeled off four straight scores to tie the contest with 7:16 to play. After Ceara DiBiase (Westbrook, Maine) won the draw for Thomas, Denby cashed in the possession 15 seconds later for a 10-9 edge. The one-goal lead stood as the Beavers were held to a single shot over the final seven minutes of play.

St. Germain set a program single-game record with six goals for the Beavers, while Abbey Gilbert (Wilton, Maine), Emma Morrison (Saco, Maine) and Nateasha Ouellette (Lewiston, Maine) each netted a goal. St. Germain controlled four draws with Gilbert leading UMF in ground balls with six.

Denby and Kiley Jolicoeur (Oakland, Maine) each registered a hat trick for the Terriers with DiBiase, Jillian Lambert (Dayton, Maine) and Kim Migliara (Matstic, N.Y.) each adding a goal. DiBiase recorded six ground balls and five draw controls to lead Thomas.

Hannah Goodenow (Freeport, Maine) turned back 12 shots in the loss. The match was evenly played down the stat sheet with each team firing 29 shots as well as in ground balls (Thomas 26, UMF 23) and draw controls (UMF 11, Thomas 10). Teshia Cates (Skowhegan, Maine) collected eight saves for the Terriers.

Morrison opened the scoring with an unassisted scored 3:38 into the game, but, led by Jolicouer with three, Thomas tallied the game's next five goals for a 5-1 lead with 13:25 left in the half. The Terriers maintained a 6-3 lead at the break.

The Beavers trimmed the lead to 6-5 over the first 4:18 of the second half, but Thomas responded with three straight scores to keep UMF at a distance at 9-5 with 22:33 to play. St. Germain's effort (three unassisted, one helped by Alyssa Neptune (Readfield, Maine), tied the game for the Beavers at 9-9, but Denby gave Thomas the 10-9 win.


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