WATERVILLE, Maine – The Green Mountain College men's soccer team was blanked by Thomas College, 7-0, in North Atlantic Conference (NAC) action on Sunday afternoon at Smith Field.
The Terriers snapped a three-game losing streak, moving back to .500 at 6-6-1 (4-1-1 NAC) while the Eagles fell to 1-8 (0-6 NAC).
The Terriers scored early and often in the first half as their offense ignited for six unanswered goals. Josh Emard got on the board first in the ninth minute a feed from Princiel Kunieki. Four minutes later, Adam LaBrie took a pass from Emard and sent in a goal to the right side. Kunieki added a goal of his own in the 23rd minute off of a corner by Josh Morrissey.
Thomas added three more goals before the break to take a 6-0 halftime lead. Nawfal El-Antri chipped in a goal on a feed from Zenawi Bowen in the 29th minute. Michael Sanzari and DJ Nicholas scored back-to-back goals in the 41st before the half.
The Terriers added one more goal in the 50th minute as Kyle Fletcher headed in a free kick from John Flores-McKenna to finish the scoring at 7-0.
Jonathan Dutka, John Villanueva, and Nick Chandler each split time in goal for Thomas. Griffin Shelor (Cedar Park, Texas) stopped 12 shots in the effort for the Eagles.
Thomas outshot Green Mountain 45-1 and held a 17-0 advantage in corners.
The Terriers will travel to Bates on Wednesday, October 11 for an 8:00 p.m. matchup against Bates.