Terriers Rally to Steal One from UMF in Overtime

Farmington, Maine Thomas rallied from a five-goal deficit to pick up a 10-9 North Atlantic Conference overtime win over Maine-Farmington. Freshman Matt Davis lifted the Terriers to victory in the extra session with a bouncer that hit the net with 2:52 left on the clock.

With the win the Terriers improve to 4-8 (3-3 NAC) on the season, while the Beavers slip to 2-9 (1-6 NAC).

The Beavers jumped out to an early 2-0 lead in the first as the Terriers struggled to control the ball in the offensive zone as they committed 11 first quarter turnovers. UMF added three more goals to their lead before Thomas answered with Davis' first of his five goals at the 7:52 mark. Nathan Chase scored on the extra man opportunity with 2:27 left in the half putting the Beavers up 6-1 at the break.

In the third Davis two goals at the 12:40 and 9:16 mark off of assists from Derek Racine and Erik Tiner II trimming UMF's lead to three. But Ethan Fletcher answer from UMF putting the home team back up by four with an unassisted goal at the 3:38 mark. Gunnar Shelton made it a three goal game again with a goal with 31 seconds left in the third.

After a man-up goal by Davis, Sean Machin trimmed UMF's lead to one with an unassisted goal at the 3:55 mark in the fourth. With 3:30 left UMF went back up by two after Chase scored on the extra man, but again the Terriers would make it a one goal game after Racine found the back on the net.

As before, UMF answered going back up by two with a goal with 1:25 left in regulation. William "Bud" Prue brought the Terriers back within one when he scored his first career goal after batting in the ball during a loose ball scrum in front of the goal. With 35 seconds left Shelton was able for find the net evening the score at 9-9 and sending the game into an extra session.

In overtime the Terriers gained possession after a Davis win at the faceoff X giving the visitors a chance at the win. After a quick timeout to set the offense, Shelton took a shot at ending the game but went wide. On the ensuing play Davis was able to hit a bounce shot past UMF goalkeeper Ben Altmaier for the win.

Jesse Morkeski picks up the win for the Terriers stopping 12 UMF shots, while Altmaier shoulders the loss despite a 15 save performance.

The Terriers will travel to Lyndon on Saturday for a NAC regular season match-up at 1:00 p.m.

2012-04-18



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