Waterville, ME. – The Thomas College Men's Lacrosse Team (4-7, 4-2 NAC) was able to defeat the University of Maine at Farmington (4-5, 2-4 NAC) 7-4 this afternoon in a North Atlantic Conference. With the win the Terriers have guaranteed themselves a home game in the NAC tournament.
Farmington kicked off the scoring when Matt Roy fired shot pass Thomas goalie Jessie Morkeski at the 9:56 mark to make it 1-0. The Beavers took a 2-0 lead when Sean Skillern got a pass from Rylan Cate and found the back of the net with 39 seconds left in the first period.
The Terriers pulled within one when Bradley Stiles scored the first of his two goals at the 9:36 mark in the second period. The Terriers tied it about two minutes later when Matt Quesada scored with an assist from Sean Machine.
Stiles scored his second goal at the 5:14 mark with an assist from Machin to give the Terriers the lead 3-2. The Terriers and Beavers both scored one more time in the second period to make the score 4-3 at halftime.
The Terriers got the first goal in the third period when Geoff Carpenter got a pass from fellow freshmen, Gunnar Shelton, and was able to find the back of the net at 11:48 to give Thomas a 5-3 lead. The Beaver answered back when Mike Foley scored to make it a 5-4 game.
The score remain 5-4 until the 10:30 mark, when the Terriers scored on a man up opportunity, Jeffrey Morse scored with an assist from Carpenter. Carpenter dished out another assist at the 4:57 mark hitting Quesada for the final tally of the day.
Morekeski earned his fourth win of the season while stopping 15 UMF shots. Ben Altmaier made a respectable 19 saves for the visitors.
The Terriers will be back in action Wednesday, April 20, as the Eagles of Husson University (6-8, 5-1 NAC) will visit Alumni Field for a 4 p.m. face off on Senior Day.