WATERVILLE, Maine – The Johnson State College men's lacrosse team fell to Thomas College 16-4 in a North Atlantic Conference (NAC) game on Friday afternoon.
The Badgers drop to 0-4 (0-1 NAC) on the season while the Terriers improve to 2-2 (2-1 NAC).
Thomas controlled play throughout the first quarter as they netted three unanswered goals.
The Badgers chipped away at the deficit early in the second quarter as they tallied back-to-back markers by Travis Benson (Underhill, Vt.) and Tyler Cirillo (Colchester, Vt.) to come within one. The Terriers responded with six goals to finish the half with a 9-3 advantage at the break.
The Terriers began extending their lead in the third frame on five unanswered goals, including a pair each from Colby Blondin and Leo Myers to give Thomas a 14-3 lead going into the fourth.
After two more goals in the fourth for Thomas, Ethan Wehse (Stowe, Vt.) finished the scoring for the Badgers at 16-4.
Connor Lamberton took the win in goal for Thomas with three saves. Patrick Bell (Charlestown, R.I.) made 13 stops in the effort for the Badgers.
Shots on Goal: Thomas 29 | Johnson 10
Ground Balls: Thomas 65 | Johnson 40
Turnovers: Thomas 32 | Johnson 36
Clears: Thomas 16-23 | Johnson 14-25
Face Offs Won: Thomas 13 | Johnson 11
Man Up: Thomas 4-9 | Johnson 0-7
Johnson will visit Maine Maritime Academy on Saturday, April 7 for a NAC game at 1:00 p.m.