Rams Advance to Skyline Finals with Home Shutout
|Old Westbury (9-8-1)||0||0||0|
|Farmingdale State (14-3-3)||3||3||6|
|1st - 6:03||Connolly, Nora (Farmingdale State)|
|1st - 23:46||Cerverizzo, Katrina (Farmingdale State)|
|1st - 25:33||Merrill, Christina (Farmingdale State)|
|2nd - 46:45||Cerverizzo, Katrina (Farmingdale State)|
|2nd - 61:28||Merrill, Christina (Farmingdale State)|
|2nd - 63:24||Smith, Jamie (Farmingdale State)|
|Old Westbury||Farmingdale State|
Sh: 2 Players (#7, #23 - 1)
Sv: Thomas, Caitlin - 8
2 Players (#13, #31 - 2)
A: 2 Players (#26, #31 - 2)
Sh: Jamie Smith - 6
Sv: Amanda Maass - 1
|TEAM STATISTICS||Old Westbury||Farmingdale State|
|Shots (on goal)||2 (1)||26 (14)|
#2 Farmingdale State – 6, #3 Old Westbury - 0
Farmingdale, N.Y. – The Farmingdale State women's soccer team defeated Old Westbury, 6-0, this afternoon to advance to a fifth straight Skyline Championship game. The Rams improved to 14-3-3 overall with the win, while the Panthers dropped to 9-8-1.
Sophomore midfielder Nora Connolly (Ronkonkoma, N.Y.) opened the scoring in the 7th minute off a pass from junior forward Christina Merrill (Levittown, N.Y.) for a quick 1-0 lead. Senior defender Katrina Cerverizzo (Center Moriches, N.Y.) headed in a corner kick from junior forward Jamie Smith (Ronkonkoma, N.Y.) to push the advantage to 2-0. With 20 minutes left in the half, Merrill sent home a ball from junior forward Corine Magee (Mastic, N.Y.) and Farmingdale State held a 3-0 lead at the break.
In the second, Cerverizzo headed in another corner off a Smith kick extending the lead to 4-0. Merrill and Smith each added a goal as the Rams ran away with the 6-0 shutout victory.
Freshman goalkeeper Caitlin Thomas (Patchogue, N.Y.) made eight saves in defeat for Old Westbury.
Farmingdale State will face the winner of tonight's #4 St. Joseph's/#1 Mount Saint Mary game on Saturday, November 5th, to be played at the highest remaining seed.