ALUMNI GAMES, TAILGATE SCHEDULED
WATERVILLE, ME – Three North Atlantic Conference (NAC) matchups this Saturday will headline the events scheduled for this weekend's Homecoming and Family Weekend here at Thomas College. Field Hockey will take on the University of Maine at Farmington at 11:00 a.m. while the men's and women's soccer team will host Lyndon State at 1:30 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.
University of Maine at Farmington (7-3, 2-1 NAC) at Thomas (3-9, 1-2 NAC)
The Terriers enter Saturday looking to end a two-game skid that includes a 2-1 loss to NAC opponent Colby-Sawyer. Six of the Terriers nine losses this season have been one-goal decisions, putting the Terriers in a must win situation with only two conference games remaining. The offense this season is led by senior Gabby Martell who has tallied eight goals and three assists for 19 points.
Senior Abbie Charrier has carried the load in goal, starting in 11 of 12 games for the Terriers this season while posting a 2.74 goals-against average, 76 saves, and a .731 save percentage.
The Beavers currently sit in first place for the NAC with a 2-1 record in conference play. Junior Emmah Spahr leads the offense with 15 goals in 10 games. In goal, senior keeper Patty Smith holds a 6-3 record, a 1.63 goals-against average, and a .780 save percentage. In their last meeting, the Beavers defeated the Terriers 2-1 in the 2015 NAC Semifinals.
Lyndon State (2-9-1, 0-6-1 NAC) at Thomas (2-10, 2-4 NAC)
The Terrier women currently sit in the seventh position in the NAC and look to defeat a Hornets team that has not won a conference game in 2016. It is a must win game for Thomas as they sit just one spot out of qualifying for the NAC Tournament at the conclusion of the season and only just three games remaining in conference play.
The Terriers look to freshman forward Kayla Bess who leads the team with six goals this season and sophomore Cassie Contigiani who leads in assists and shots on goal. Senior Paige Leary has played every minute in goal for the Terriers this season. Leary sits in the number seven spot in the nation for Division III with 13.67 saves per game.
The Hornets' offense is led by senior Shelby Sheridan who has four goals and three assists for eleven points. Keeper Johanna Sargent has played in goal every minute this season as well, holding a 2-9-1 record and 6.41 goals-against average. In their last meeting in 2015, the Terriers were victorious in a 4-1 decision.
Lyndon State (5-6, 2-5 NAC) at Thomas (8-4-1, 6-0 NAC)
The Terriers remain unbeaten in conference matchups this season after defeating Green Mountain, 10-0, and Castleton, 2-0, during their Vermont road trip last weekend. With only three NAC games remaining in 2016, the Terriers want to wrap up the number one seed for the NAC Tournament, gaining a bye and home field advantage.
The Terrier offense has been very strong this season as they have scored 3.77 goals-per game, placing them sixth in the nation for NCAA Division III. Sophomore Adam LaBrie leads the team in goals with ten while junior Willie Clemons has tallied nine assists to lead the scoring.
In goal, the Terriers are three goalies deep with Drew Martin, Joakim Sternas, and Jonathan Dutka, allowing a total of 11 goals in 13 games. Martin has started in six games with a 4-2 record, a 0.97 goals-against average, two shutouts, and .833 save percentage. Sternas started in five games and is 3-1-1 overall with a 0.82 goals-against average, two shutouts, and a .778 save percentage. Dutka has started in two games while appearing in three with a 1-1 record, allowing one-goal, and a .857 save percentage.
The Hornets began their season with an impressive 5-1 record and since then have lost their last five contests. Junior Devin Cowan leads the Hornet offense with 21 points, tallying nine goals and three assists. Lyndon keeper Matt LaClair is 3-6 on the season with a 2.64 goals-against average. Last season, the Terriers dominated the Hornets in a 6-0 victory.
Homecoming and Family Weekend Schedule
Saturday, October 15
10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. – Alumni vs. Baseball H. Allen Ryan Field
11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. – Field Hockey vs. University of Maine at Farmington Bernatchez Field
1:30-3:30 p.m. – Women's Soccer vs. Lyndon State College Smith Field
2:00-4:00 p.m. – Friends of Thomas Athletics Tailgate/Corn Hole Tournament Near Smith Field
2:00-4:00 p.m. – Alumni vs. Softball Softball Field
4:00-6:00 p.m. – Men's Soccer vs. Lyndon State College Smith Field
Sunday, October 16
9:00-9:45 a.m. – Alumni vs. Women's Lacrosse Bernatchez Field
9:30-10:15 a.m. – Alumni vs. Men's Lacrosse Smith Field
10:30–11:30 a.m. – Alumni Field Hockey vs. Alumni Bernatchez Field
11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Alumni Soccer Matches Smith Field