Rams Roll Past Knights into Skyline Semifinals
#3 Farmingdale State - 16, #6 Mount Saint Mary - 3
Farmingdale, N.Y. - The Farmingdale State women's lacrosse team defeated Mount Saint Mary College, 16-3, in the Skyline Conference quarterfinal round of the playoffs this afternoon. The Rams will travel to No. 2 Ramapo for the semifinals on Thursday, April 28th.
Sophomore attack Carly Schneider (Merrick, N.Y.) scored an unassisted goal 2:25 into the contest to give Farmingdale State (8-7) an early 1-0 lead. Freshman midfielder Jordyn Hasemann (Farmingdale, N.Y.) increased the Rams' lead to 2-0, before sophomore midfielder Emily Williams (Centerport, N.Y.) scored back-to-back goals, extending Farmingdale's advantage to 4-0. Senior attack Justine Rothar (Levittown, N.Y.) netted two goals in 1:57 as the Rams opened up a 6-0 lead with 8:02 remaining before halftime. Sophomore defender Jillian Pironti (Seaford, N.Y.) scored the final goal of the first half on a free position shot as Farmingdale State took a 7-0 edge into the break.
The Rams increased their lead to 12-0, before freshman midfielder Erica Massmann's (West Babylon, N.Y.) free position goal at the 18:50 mark broke the shutout for Mount Saint Mary (4-10). Farmingdale would go on to outscore the Knights 4-2 en route to a 16-3 quarterfinal victory.
Williams scored a game-high six goals, had six draw controls and caused four turnovers, while Schneider tallied three goals and two assists for five points. Rothar scored two goals and had two assists for four points.
The upcoming semifinal round game at #2 Ramapo on Thursday, April 28th is at a time still to be determined.