Haley Thebarge (Smithfield, Maine) notched the Terriers' first goal of the season at the 21:44 mark of the first half on a score assisted by Katie Taylor (Lebanon, Maine) to give Thomas the 1-0 lead at the half.
In the second half, USM pulled back even 3:39 into the frame on a goal by Hanna Trottier-Braun to knot the game at 1-1. Gregoire netted her two goals at the 62:11 and 62:49 marks to push the Terriers ahead 3-1, then Danita Storey (Cumberland, Maine) notched her first of the season with 20 second remaining to cap off the 4-1 victory.
Leah Kruse (Norridgewock, Maine) picked up the win in the cage for Thomas, recording one save on two shots. Lindsay Pych was given the loss for USM.
BEYOND THE BOXSCORE
- Thomas starts the season 1-0 for the third consecutive year, after picking up wins against USM in their season opener last year (1-0) and in 2016 (2-1).
- The Terriers' four goals are the most the team has scored in a game since September 3, 2016, when they defeated Nichols 5-1.