Courtesy of Southern Maine Sports Information
GORHAM, Maine – The Thomas College women's soccer team dropped their 2017 season opener in a 2-1 defeat to the University of Southern Maine on Friday afternoon.
With the win, Southern Maine opens its 2017 campaign at 1-0. Playing in their first game of the season, Thomas is now 0-1.
Despite controlling play, Thomas got on the scoreboard first snapping a scoreless draw in the 62nd minute on their first shot of the game. After the Terriers were awarded a corner kick, sophomore Amelia Kelby (Palmyra, Maine) collected a loose ball in the box and drove it into the back of the net for a 1-0 lead.
The Terriers' lead would be short-lived as Southern Maine Hana McNally blasted in the equalizer in the 63rd minute. After receiving the ball in the midfield, McNally took a pair of touches before launching a 25-yard strike to the upper 90 of the near post to make it 1-1. Scoring took a break after McNally's goal, until Maddison Egan's late game heroics. With regulation winding down, Abigail Mazza chased a ball down the sideline and then hit a low driven cross through the 18, before finding Egan's foot on the far post. Egan converted the service for her first intercollegiate goal and the game winner.
Southern Maine outshot the Terriers 14-2 and had a 4-2 lead in corner kicks. Junior Taylor Canastra made a save in the win. Thomas junior Kayla Gordon (Wiscasset, Maine) made six saves in the loss.
The Terriers will hit the road once again on Sunday, September 3 as they travel to Curry College for a 1:00 p.m. contest.