#1 St. Joseph's - 7, #2 Farmingdale State - 5
Patchogue, N.Y. - The St. Joseph's women's lacrosse team captured the Skyline Championship with a 7-5 victory over Farmingdale State this afternoon. The Golden Eagles earned the conference's automatic bid into the NCAA Tournament.
Tied 1-1 with 23:28 remaining, the Rams (10-7) took a 2-1 lead on a goal by junior midfielder Kristen Ronaldo (Commack, N.Y.) off the pass from Nicole Marzocca* (North Babylon, N.Y.).
After St. Joe's (13-4) evened the score at 2-2, a free position goal by junior midfielder Heather Ferchland (Seldon, N.Y.) gave the Golden Eagles a 3-2 advantage with 20:22 left in the first half.
Trailing 4-2 with 2:37 left in the half, Farmingdale State senior midfielder Christy Thoden* (Bayport, N.Y.) scored to cut the deficit to one. Thoden followed with a free position goal only 35 seconds later to tie the game at 4-4 heading into the break.
St. Joseph's scored three unanswered goals to start the second half to open up a 7-4 advantage with 10:39 left to play.
Senior attack Kelly Geheran (Sayville, N.Y.) added the final score of the game with 6:44 remaining as Farmingdale State fell, 7-5.