Thoden Scores Last Second Game-Winner on Senior Day

Thoden Scores Last Second Game-Winner on Senior Day

Farmingdale State - 16, Montclair State - 15

Farmingdale, N.Y. - After Montclair State tied the game with 17 seconds remaining, sophomore midfielder Christy Thoden (Bayport, N.Y.) won the draw control and scored the game-winning goal with eight seconds on the clock. The Rams improved to 11-2 overall and 8-0 in the Skyline Conference, while the Red Hawks fell to 11-3, 7-1.

Leading 10-6 to start the second half, Farmingdale State added scores by freshman attack Kimberly Pepe (Levittown, N.Y.) and sophomore midfielder Alyssa Handel (Medford, N.Y.) to open up a 12-6 advantage. The Rams held a 15-9 lead with 12:42 remaining, before six unanswered Montclair State goals tied the game at 15-15. Thoden's unassisted game-winning score with eight seconds left to play led Farmingdale State to a victory over the defending Skyline Conference Champions.

Seniors Jillian Pironti (Seaford, N.Y.) and Carly Schneider (Merrick, N.Y.) were honored as they played in their final regular season home game this afternoon.

Thoden scored two goals on two shots, had a game-high five assists and six draw controls, while Handel had five goals. Sophomore attack Nicole Marzocca (West Babylon, N.Y.) tallied two goals and three assists and Pepe scored two goals. Schneider had three goals and two assists, while Pironti scored one goal for the Rams.

Montclair State was led by sophomore attack Tierney Conlon (Caldwell, N.J.) who had a team-high five goals and four assists.

Farmingdale State next will travel to Merchant Marine for a non-conference game on Monday, April 15th at 7:00 p.m.