April 12, 2014

Terriers Take Down GMC in Milestone Filled Senior Game

WATERVILLE, ME – Thomas College (4-6, 4-2 NAC) men's lacrosse defeated Green Mountain College (0-10, 0-6 NAC) 25-8 on Saturday afternoon, extending their conference win streak to four games. Senior Gunnar Shelton scored a career-high eight goals and five assists, while recording his 100th career point in the winning effort.

Thomas kicked off the scoring barrage with six straight goals to kick off the contest. Bryan Ferris found Derek Driscoll for the opening goal, then it was Ferris from Jesse Evans on the next two. Gunnar Shelton recorded his 100th career point milestone on the fourth goal of the game assisting Evan's goal, then picked up the helper on the following tally by Caleb Runci.

Green Mountain eliminated the shutout at 3:17 in the first quarter with an unassisted marker by Mike Smith. Smith added three more goals in the second quarter, but Thomas answered with seven to go into halftime with a 14-4 lead.

The Terriers opened up the second half on a 4-0 run before the Eagle's Charlie Patrick and Smith put in back to back goals for the away side. The Terriers responded with seven straight goals, with Green Mountain ending with two more before the games end.

Carlos Cardona recorded the win in net for the Terriers. Dakota Gendreau played between the pipes in the fourth quarter, while Luke Carey suffered the loss for the Eagles.

Overall, Thomas held a 59-27 advantage in shots, while winning in the faceoff circle 28-6.

The 25 goals scored by Thomas is the largest amount scored in a single game in program history, with the previous highest being 19 points in a 19-5 victory over Lycoming on April 17, 2008.

Thomas will return to action on Tuesday, April 15 as they host Maine Maritime Academy at 7:00 PM under the lights on Smith Field.