WATERVILLE, ME – Thomas College (3-5) women's field hockey team cruised to victory Saturday afternoon, defeating Bay Path College (0-5) by a score of 9-0. The home win was the second in a row for the Terriers, who have now recorded back-to-back shutouts as a team. Brittany Premo led the way offensively, scoring three goals on the day.
Erica Blake got the scoring started early for the home squad, finding the back of the net just nine minutes into the game to give her team a 1-0 lead. Less than 10 minutes later, Premo put home the first of her three goals on the day.
The 2-0 score would hold until Premo again found the net, this time assisted by Erin Nelligan with just 5 minutes left in the first half. The 3-0 score would not last long, however, as Abigail Dunn snuck one past the Wildcats goalie with just under 2:30 to go in the half with the help of Nora Rauch.
Coming out of the half with a 4-0 lead, the Terriers again added to the lead when Premo notched her third and final goal of the day when she took a pass from Crystal Cunningham and drove it to the back of the net to give the Red and Black a 5-0 lead.
Just two minutes later, Thomas was on the board again when Blake scored her second goal of the day.
The 6-0 lead would last just 10 minutes, however, when Nichole Tracy punched one in for the Terriers off of a pass from Abigail Dunn. Just five minutes later, Gabby Martell drove one home to put her team up 7-0.
The Terriers mounted one last attack on the Wildcats, adding to their lead with a tally from Dunn just minutes after Martell's goal. The 8-0 score would hold until the final horn, with the home squad registering 26 shots on net on the day.
For Bay Path, Anna Meyer had 10 saves on 14 shots against in the first half, while Nicole Gousey made seven saves on 12 shots against in the second half.
The Terriers will be back in action on Wednesday, September 24 against Bates College. Game time is scheduled for 7 p.m. at Thomas College's Bernatchez Field.