Waterville, ME – Erik Tiner II's seven-goal performance helped the Thomas College Terriers down the Green Mountain College men's lacrosse team 17-4 in North Atlantic Conference (NAC) action on Saturday afternoon. The victory improves the Terriers' record to 2-7 (1-2 NAC) on the year and leaves Green Mountain winless at 0-7 (0-3 NAC) on the season.
Green Mountain struck first in the game's opening minutes as Toliver DiMasi (Winooski, VT) netted the first goal of the game at the 13:06 mark. The Terriers came roaring back as Tiner II got the home side rolling on a three-goal run. Tiner II scored all three goals and capped the run with a man-up goal assisted by Gunnar Shelton with 43 seconds left in the first quarter.
Forrest Teutsch (Reading, MA) ended the Terriers' run with a blast at the 14:43 mark making it a 3-2 ball game. Thomas would start another substantial run of seven straight markers when freshman Matt Davis scored an unassisted goal just over a minute later. Shelton capped the run when he connected with Sean Machin putting the Terriers up 10-2 with 2:36 to go in the first half. Green Mountain's Charles Petrick (Henniker, NH) added the Eagles' third goal of the game with a goal at the 1:10 mark ending scoring for the half with Terriers up 10-3.
In the third, the Terriers extended the lead by six with goals from Racine, Machin, and Tiner II. Teutsch netted the Eagles final goal of the game at the 5:23 mark. Machin added an unassisted goal in the fourth capping the day's scoring.
Jesse Morkeski picked up the win in net for the Terriers with 10 saves against 14 shots, while Luke Carey shouldered the loss for Green Mountain making nine saves.
The Eagles will rest for the week until Saturday, April 14, when the team returns home for a 1:00 p.m. NAC matchup against Maine Maritime. The Terriers travel to Johnson State on Saturday to take on the Badgers in an NAC regular season matchup.