November 15, 2007

Women's Soccer Season Recap

Women's Soccer Season Recap

Farmingdale, N.Y. - The women's soccer team finished a brilliant season by capturing their first ever Skyline Conference Championship. After defeating Purchase College on penalty kicks in the semifinals of the conference playoffs, Farmingdale defeated Bard College 1-0, winning the Skyline Conference title and receiving an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. The Rams fell to top ranked College of New Jersey in the first round of the NCAA Championships and finished their season with a record of 13-5-1.

Five players were named to the All-Skyline Conference team. Midfielder Amanda Biandi was named first team All-Conference. A sophomore captain, Biondi led the conference in assists with 14, which set a program record and also chipped in with four goals. Forward Christina Cascio was also named first team All-Conference after leading the team in goals scored with 14 and points with 30. Kaitlin O'Brien, a team captain, was named first team All-Conference from her sweeper position. O'Brien was one of the main factors in the Rams holding opponents to just 1.36 goals per game. Two sophomores, Tricia Pickford and Kristine Ostrem were named second team All-Conference for Farmingdale. Ostrem scored nine goals including three game winners, and added six assists during the season. Pickford, a team captain, finished with 13 assists and five goals. Senior defender Angela Barea was named the Most Valuable Player of the Conference Championship, while sophomore goalkeeper Kim Sontag led the conference in goals against average and shutouts.


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