Rams Drop Season Opener in Overtime
Western Connecticut - 13, Farmingdale State - 11
Danbury, Conn. - The Farmingdale State women's lacrosse team fell, 13-11, in overtime at Western Connecticut in their season opener yesterday afternoon. It was a close contest throughout with neither team falling behind by more than two goals.
Western Connecticut (3-0) led 6-5 at halftime, but freshman midfielder Emily Williams (Centerport, N.Y./Harborfields) scored two quick second half goals for Farmingdale, putting the Rams ahead 7-6. Freshman attack Devon Edwards (Islip, N.Y./Islip) scored an unassisted goal for the Colonials to tie the game 7-7 at the 25:14 mark. Sophomore midfielder Kim Rigney (Holbrook, N.Y./Sachem North) scored off the pass from Justine Rothar (Levittown, N.Y./Division Ave.) less then a minute later, to give the Rams the lead once again.
Trailing 11-10 with 38 seconds to play, Williams scored her fourth goal of the game for the Rams on a break away down the middle of the field, to even the score at 11-11 and force overtime.
After a scoreless three minutes in overtime, Edwards netted a pass from Emily Brooks (Kingston, N.Y./Kingston), putting Western Connecticut ahead 12-11 with 2:26 remaining. The Colonials would add a second goal and hold on for the 13-11 non-conference win.
Williams led Farmingdale State with a team-high four goals. Rigney pitched in with three scores, while Rothar added two goals and two assists. Freshman attack Kim Lehmann (Albertson, N.Y./Herricks) caused a game-high five turnovers for the Rams.
Western Connecticut was led by Edwards and senior midfielder Kara Kruczkiewicz (Brookfield, Conn./Brookfield) who each scored four goals.
Senior goalkeeper Courtney Caden (Setauket, N.Y./Ward Melville) had 12 saves for Farmingdale, while freshman Meghan Maroney (Granby, Conn./Granby Memorial) recorded 10 saves for the Colonials.