Rokee Leads Team to Undefeated Skyline Record on Senior Day

Rokee Leads Team to Undefeated Skyline Record on Senior Day

Rokee Leads Team to Undefeated Skyline Record on Senior Day

Farmingdale State - 24, Kean University - 10

Farmingdale, N.Y. - Senior Theresa Rokee (Lindenhurst, N.Y./Lindenhurst) scored a game-high six goals as the Rams ran away with a 24-10 victory over Kean University (6-10, 4-3), finishing the season with a 7-0 conference record. Rokee now has 47 goals and nine assists this year for Farmingdale State.

Kean senior Stephanie Cirino (Warminster, Pa./William Tennent) scored the first two goals of the game, before the Rams responded with four straight goals goal by Rokee, sophomore Caitlin Brown (North Babylon, N.Y./North Babylon), freshman Shannon Reardon (North Babylon, N.Y/North Babylon), and sophomore Justine Rothar (Levittown, N.Y./Division Ave.) to take the lead 4-2. Kean freshman Nicole Torre (Toms River, N.J./Toms River North) scored an unassisted goal and Cirino tied the game at 4-4 with a free position goal with 18:49 left in the first.

Freshman Ashley Scanello (North Massapequa, N.Y./Plainedge) and Rothar put Farmingdale up 6-4, but the Cougars came back with four straight to lead 8-6 with seven minutes remaining. The Rams scored five goals in the final six minutes to hold an 11-8 halftime advantage.

In the second half, Farmingdale shut down Kean allowing only two goals to secure the undefeated Skyline record and improve to 9-3 overall.

Reardon finished with four goals and three assists for the day, while Rothar had four goals and two assists. Junior Jennifer Jung (Tucson, Ariz./Herricks (NY)) had three goals and Scanello caused a game-high five turnovers. Freshman goalkeeper Courtney Cook(Deer Park, N.Y./Deer Park) made a season-high 19 saves for the win.

Cirino led the Cougars with five goals and one assist. Junior Chelsea Davis (Livingston, N.J./Livingston) grabbed a game-high 11 draw controls. Freshman Gina Petrizzo (Hopatcong, N.J./Hopatcong) played 42 minutes in goal and made 10 saves in the loss.

Farmingdale will host the semifinal game of the Skyline Conference Playoffs on Wednesday, April 29th at 4:00 p.m. The Rams are the #1 seed and will host #4 seed Kean. The winner will advance to the Championship game on Saturday, May 2nd to be played at the highest remaining seed.