WATERVILLE, ME- Thomas was blanked by Simmons College 1-0 in a North Atlantic Conference (NAC) field hockey contest Saturday morning. Senior goalkeeper Sofia Sourgiadakis saved five of the six shots faced in the losing effort. The Terriers fall to 5-8, 2-5 NAC on the season with the loss.
After a tightly contested first half of play, the Terriers and Sharks remained knotted at zero a piece. Ten minutes into the second stanza, Jenna Gagnon would dribble over to the left side of the box and fire a shot through traffic to find the back of the cage to give the Sharks a one goal advantage.
Simmons continued to pressure the Terrier defense and maintained possession on the attacking end. Thomas' last chance effort to break even came at the 64:58 mark as Miranda Tinsman put a shot on net, but was turned away by the Simmons net minder Brianna Rastello.
Rastello finished the game with three saves in the shutout victory for the Sharks.
Overall, the home side was outshot by the Sharks 9-6 in the contest, while being edged out in penalty corners 9-4.
The shutout loss for the Terriers is the fifth this season, and third out of the last four games.
With the victory, Simmons has evened the series record between these two schools at three games apiece, which dates back to 2007.
Thomas will be in action on Wednesday, October 23rd at 7pm at crosstown rival Colby College.