Late Goal Lifts Ramapo to Victory on Rams Senior Day

Late Goal Lifts Ramapo to Victory on Rams Senior Day

Late Goal Lifts Ramapo to Victory on Rams Senior Day

Ramapo College - 13, Farmingdale State - 12

Farmingdale, N.Y. - A late goal in the second half lifted Ramapo College to victory, 13-12, over Farmingdale State today in a Skyline Conference women's lacrosse game. Sophomore attack Amanda Baretta (Roseland, N.J./West Essex) scored her fifth goal of the day, unassisted, with 36 seconds remaining to improve the Roadrunners record to 9-5, 5-1 in the conference. The Rams fall to 6-6, 5-2 in the Skyline with the loss.

In a tight game that involved seven ties, neither team would lead by more than two goals throughout. Farmingdale State outshot Ramapo 38-39 and held a 26-16 advantage in ground balls.

In the first half, the Roadrunners scored the first two goals to take a quick 2-0 lead in the first two minutes. Senior midfielder Kathy Waite* (Levittown, N.Y./Division Ave.) responded with her first goal of the day, while junior midfielder Caitlin Brown* (North Babylon, N.Y./North Babylon) scored on a free position shot at 22:33 to tie the game at 2-2.

Both teams would trade goals over the next 15 minutes, before the Roadrunners jumped ahead with a 6-4 lead on junior midfielder Jenna Pfarr's (Cranford, N.J./Cranford) goal. Freshman midfielder Emily Williams (Centerport, N.Y./Harborfields) scored at 4:32 to get the Rams back to within one, but sophomore attack Christina Cigolini (Ridgewood, N.J./Ridgewood) struck back to make it 7-5 just 26 seconds later. Waite scored her second of the day right before the half, assisted by Williams, to make the score at the break, 7-6 Ramapo.

Baretta scored the first goal of the second half at 27:02 to give the Roadrunners another two goal lead, before Farmingdale reeled off three straight to take their first lead of the day, 9-8, with 19 minutes on the clock. Baretta tied the score again, 9-9, on a free position goal.

Freshman midfielder Kim Lehmann (Albertson, N.Y./Herricks) added her only goal of the day to give the Rams their second lead, 10-9. But Ramapo scored the next three to take their fifth two-goal lead, 12-10 with 10 minutes to go.

With both teams using their possessions carefully over the final minutes, Farmingdale State was able to score on two free position goals by Williams and junior attack Justine Rothar* (Levittown, N.Y./Division Ave.) to tie the game at 12-12, but a last minute turnover would give Baretta the chance for the goal and would earn Ramapo the 13-12 victory.

The Rams were led by Williams with four goals and two assists. Waite finished with three goals and four draw controls. Lehmann picked up a game-high seven ground balls and caused two turnovers. Senior goalkeeper Courtney Caden (Setauket, N.Y./Ward Melville) made 11 saves in defeat.

Baretta led the Roadrunners with five goals and one assist, while freshman attack Adrianna Tepedino (Freehold, N.J./Freehold Township) finished with one goal and four assists. Senior goalkeeper Megan Tierney (Wayne, N.J./Wayne Hills) made 14 saves for the win.

Farmingdale State will close out the regular season on Saturday, April 24th at Kean University in a Skyline Conference game at 1:00 p.m.