POULTNEY, Vt. – Green Mountain College celebrated senior day in its game against North Atlantic Conference (NAC) opponent Thomas College losing to the Terriers 23-4 on Saturday at Eagles Game Field.
Three Eagle players were honored before the game in a small ceremony held on the field. The GMC fans, families and teammates celebrated the storied careers of Johanna Douglas, Corrine Colpitts and Zoe Leary thanking them for their hard work and dedication to the GMC program.
Douglas has been the most prolific player in Green Mountain history tallying the most goals (142), groundballs (217) and draw controls (318) of all-time in her four-year career. Colpitts was a dynamic player in her own right accumulating 39 goals, seven assists, 45 groundballs and 41 draw controls after beginning in her sophomore season. Leary has been a solid defender for the Eagles starting in each of the four years she played at GMC.
The Eagles struggled to contain Thomas' up-tempo offense, as the Terriers scored nine unanswered goals to start the game, following scores from Miranda Tinsman (2), Jennifer Day (2), Erin Nelligan (1), Nora Rauch (1) and Brittany Premo (3).
Green Mountain (0-8, 0-5 NAC) would end the Terriers' scoring streak after sophomore attack Elizabeth Quinn (Aiken, S.C.) scored her first career goal on a nice feed from Megan Scully (Henderson, N.Y.) from behind the net.
Thomas continued to push the pace of the game, firing shot after shot on sophomore goalkeeper Katie Legnard (Lexington, Mass.), who finished the game with 11 saves. The Terriers would take a, 11-2 lead into the second half.
Thomas took over in the second half. The Terriers outscored Green Mountain 12-2 in the last 30 minutes of play to move to 6-5 overall on the year and 3-1 in conference play.
Senior Johanna Douglas (Essex, Conn.) recorded three other goals to go along with her five groundballs and three caused turnovers for the Eagles, while Legnard scooped a team-high seven groundballs in her goalkeeping debut.
Tinsman, Premo and Day each scored seven goals for the Terriers with Day also adding three assists, while Nelligan led the team with seven groundballs and three caused turnovers.
Allie McCarthy improved to 4-1 for the Terriers after making two saves while Legnard moved to 0-1 on the season for Green Mountain.
Green Mountain will play its final game against NAC foe Colby-Sawyer on April 22 at 4 p.m. Thomas will also finish its season on the same day at the same time as it prepares to host New England College.