Monteith Leads Oneonta over Rams
Oneonta State - 21, Farmingdale State - 9
Farmingdale, N.Y. - The Farmingdale State women's lacrosse team fell to Oneonta State today as sophomore attack Rebecca Monteith (West Islip, N.Y./West Islip) scored eight goals and one assist to lead her team to a 21-9 victory. The Rams fall to 2-3 overall with the loss, while Oneonta improves to 6-1.
In the first half, Farmingdale's freshman midfielder Emily Williams (Centerport, N.Y./Harborfields) scored an unassisted goal in the first minute of play, followed by a goal from junior attack Justine Rothar (Levittown, N.Y./Division Ave.) for a 2-0 lead. Oneonta responded with four quick goals to take the lead 4-2. Rothar notched her second of the day to make it 4-3, before the Red Dragons exploded for five straight to make it 9-3. Williams notched her second goal to cut the deficit to 9-4, but Oneonta junior midfielder Rosemarie Fazio (Mohegan Lake, N.Y./Lakeland) closed out the half with a score on a free position shot to give her team a 10-4 lead at the half.
Monteith added three more goals in the second, as her team scored 11 more goals, while allowing just five for Farmingdale to run away with the non-conference victory.
Rothar and Williams both finished with four goals, while freshman midfielder Ashley Tsirigotis (Islip Terrace, N.Y./East Islip) added one goal and team-highs of five ground balls and four draw controls. Jackie Gunn also finished with five ground balls, along with one draw control and three caused turnovers.
Sophomore goalkeeper Courtney Cook (Deer Park, N.Y./Deer Park) made 16 saves in the loss, while sophomore goalkeeper Annelise Muscietta (Lindenhurst, N.Y./Copiague) made 14 saves for the win.
The Rams will now face Manhattanville College on Tuesday, March 30th for a non-conference game at 7:00 p.m. in Purchase, N.Y.