Rams Upset Conference Favorite Montclair State
Farmingdale State - 14, Montclair State - 10
Farmingdale, N.Y. - The Farmingdale State women's lacrosse team defeated conference preseason favorite and three-time defending champion Montclair State today, 14-10, and now stand in first place in the Skyline. The Rams were behind 6-5 at the half and held the Red Hawks (2-7, 1-1) to four second half goals to secure the upset and improve to 4-2, 3-0 in the Conference.
Farmingdale State senior captain and midfielder Theresa Rokee (Lindenhurst, N.Y./Lindenhurst) opened the game with a free position goal just six minutes in for a 1-0 lead. Montclair responded with four straight goals to come from behind and take a 4-1 advantage. Sophomore midfielder Justine Rothar (Levittown, N.Y./Division Ave.) ended the streak, scoring her first of six goals with 11 minutes left in the first half.
Montclair added one more to lead 5-2 and Farmingdale scored three goals to tie the game at 5-5. The Red Hawks netted a goal with 22 seconds remaining to hold a 6-5 lead at halftime.
The Rams opened the second half shutting out Montclair State for the first 17 minutes while scoring six goals to take the lead, 11-6. The Red Hawks made a run with three goals in three minutes, Farmingdale led 11-9. Rothar added a goal to give the Rams a three goal cushion and would score two more to secure the victory and defeat Montclair State for the first time in program history.
Rothar finished with six goals and one assist to lead Farmingdale. Freshman goaltender Courtney Cook (Deer Park, N.Y./Deer Park) made 18 saves for the win. Rokee finished with three goals.
Farmingdale State will travel to face Sage College on Monday, April 6th at 3:00 p.m.