The Spring Hill College women's soccer team took a 1-0 lead into halftime, but a 3-0 surge by Thomas University in the second half lifted the Night Hawks to a 3-1 non-conference win at Library Field on Monday afternoon.
The Badgers scored the match's first goal for the fifth consecutive match off a right-to-left entry pass by sophomore Emily Thorpe of Shawnee Mission, Kan., into freshman Courtney Harlan from Mobile's McGill-Toolen Catholic High School in just the 2nd minute of play.
Thomas regrouped during the intermission and controlled the tempo of the match in the second period out-shooting the Badgers 15-0. Jenny Hernandez tied the match in the 51st minute with an assist from Alex Mangnas and then Jodi Wright put the Night Hawks (3-1) up to stay in the 63rd minute off an assist by Hernandez.
A goal in the 77th minutes iced the match for Thomas when Emma Hewett scored via an assist by Carina Spengler.
Freshman Maggie Delessio took the loss in goal and made seven saves against 20 Night Hawk shots. For TU, Sara-Ann Hartley left the match in the 10th minute with an injury and Deanna Rivet finished the match. Together, the two keepers made one save against three shots by SHC.
Thomas attempted seven corner kicks while the Badgers attempted just one from the corner.
Spring Hill (3-2) will next host the Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD-Savannah) Bees (1-3) in a non-conference match on Saturday at 1 p.m. on Library Field.