Rams Defeat Sage in Skyline Semifinals
Farmingdale State - 3, Sage Colleges - 0
Farmingdale, N.Y. - The Farmingdale State women's soccer team defeated Sage this afternoon in the Skyline Conference semifinals. The Rams advanced to the Skyline Championship, facing the winner of the Purchase and Bard game.
Freshman Jamie Smith (Holtsville, N.Y./Sachem East) scored her team-leading 10th goal, putting Farmingdale ahead nine minutes into the contest. The Rams would add to their lead at the 23:29 mark as Melissa Elie (Brentwood, N.Y./Brentwood) netted Christina Merrill's (Levittown, N.Y./Island Trees) pass. Sophomore Katrina Cerverizzo (Center Moriches, N.Y./Center Moriches) scored Farmingdale's third goal in the first half, four minutes before halftime. The Rams controlled the game outshooting Sage 24-1.
Neither team would score in the second half, as Farmingdale went on to defeat Sage 3-0.
Freshman goalkeeper Maggie Studsrud (Staten Island, N.Y./Susan E. Wagner) earned the victory for Farmingdale, while junior Brittany McDonald (Schenectady, N.Y./Schalmont) had 15 saves in the loss for the Gators.
The Rams will host the Purchase/Bard winner in the Skyline Conference Championship game on Saturday, November 7th at 1:00pm.