New Paltz - 17, Farmingdale State - 7
New Paltz, N.Y. - Sophomore attack Tara Bovich (West Islip, N.Y.) recorded a game-high seven points on four goals and three assists as New Paltz earned a 17-7 non-conference victory over Farmingdale State on Wednesday. The FSC women's lacrosse team now stands at 0-4 on the year, while the Hawks improved to 2-2.
Trailing 4-1 with 20:26 remaining in the first half, Farmingdale State junior midfielder Sam Shelton (Holtsville, N.Y.) tallied an unassisted goal to cut the deficit to two. Only 36 seconds later, Shelton converted a free-position attempt to pull the Rams within one, 4-3. Bovich quickly answered with back-to-back goals to bring the New Paltz lead to three, 6-3, with 17:19 left on the clock.
With less than 12 minutes left to play in the first and FSC down 7-4, Shelton notched her fourth goal of the half on a free-position shot. The Hawks outscored the Rams 2-1 over the final 10:10 and took a 9-6 advantage into the break.
The Hawks opened the second half with four unanswered goals, including a pair from Bovich, to extend the lead to 13-6. After a Deanna Iannotta (Lindenhurst, N.Y.) free-position goal for the Rams with 17:43 remaining, New Paltz scored the games final four goals en route to the 17-7 win.
For New Paltz, sophomore attack Amy Hofer (Newfield, N.Y.) scored three goals, while four other players scored twice. Sophomore midfielder Keydy Espinoza (Brentwood, N.Y.) recorded a game-high six draw controls in the victory for the Hawks.
Farmingdale State next will travel to Albright for a non-conference game on Saturday, March 16th at 1:00 p.m.