WATERVILLE, ME – The Owls battled tough for 90 minutes, leading for more than two-thirds of the match, before the Terriers of Thomas College would wrestle the victory away from Presque Isle in overtime, 3-2.
Terrier Junior Bronte Howorth drove down the left side of the pitch, then chipped the ball over the head of Owl keeper Allison Lopez to give Thomas a 3-2 overtime win against University of Maine-Presque Isle on Saturday afternoon. Howorth finished with a goal and two assists in the final day of the Terrier Women's Soccer Classic played at Smith Field.
Sophomore Bethany Heald gave the Owls an early 1-0 advantage just 10 minutes into play, as she received a trough ball from freshman Janae Libby, then broke the Terrier defense and smacked home the first goal of the match. The score would stand until the 75th minute of play, as the Terriers Kajsa Kaufeldt tied it up off an assist from Howorth.
Maine-Presque Isle regained the lead on another score from Heald at 86:58. With less than one minute remaining however, the Red and Black would even the score on a corner kick from Howorth that found the head of Kaufeldt and over the fingertips of Owl net minder Lopez.
Leary recorded five saves on the day, while her counterpart Lopez had four stops in the losing effort.
Overall, Thomas outshot the opposing side 20-13, while holding a 6-3 edge in corner kicks.
The Owls (1-3) next host Unity College on Saturday, September 13 at 1pm in their home-opener of the 2014 season.