March 22, 2014

Nor'easters Deny Thomas, 21-11

BIDDEFORD, ME - University of New England defeated Thomas College, 21-11, in a non-conference women's lacrosse match Saturday at the Big Blue Turf.

The Nor'easters improve to 5-2 on the season, while the Terriers dip to 2-4. UNE is 3-0 in the all-time series between the two squads.

Senior Miranda Tinsman had four goals to lead Thomas. Junior Jennifer Day pitched in with two goals and three assists, and first-year Sophia LaVallee scored twice.

Hannah Tavella tallied a game-high eight goals, including her 200th career marker, which came with 12:06 remaining in the first half. Gina Newsome had four goals and four assists for UNE in the win.
The Nor'easters got off to a strong start, finding the cage six times in the initial 3:23 of the match to take control early. UNE would go on to lead 13-6 at the break, and after scoring the first goal after halftime, held a margin of eight goals of more the entire second frame.

Warren finished with four draw controls and four caused turnovers for Big Blue, while sophomore Erin Nelligan racked up eight draw controls, three ground balls and three caused turnovers for the Terriers.

Thomas received five saves in the cage from freshman goalkeeper Allie McCarthy, who was making her collegiate debut.

The Red and Black hosts Maine Maritime Academy Wednesday afternoon 4:00 PM, in a scrimmage contest played at Colby College.

COURTESY OF UNE SID DEPARTMENT