Rams Advance to Skyline Championship after Shootout

- Rams advance to Skyline Finals on Penalty Kicks -

Farmingdale - 0, Purchase - 0 (Rams advance on PK's) 

Farmingdale, N.Y. - The Farmingdale State women's soccer team (12-7-1) will advance to the Skyline Conference Championship game for the first time in program history, after winning on penalty kicks today over Purchase College (8-9-3) in the Skyline Semifinals.

The Rams and Panthers played 110 minutes of scoreless soccer, before forcing a shootout, where each team receives five attempts at penalty kicks and the most goals out of five would decide the winner. Farmingdale goals were scored by sophomore Amanda Biondi (West Islip, N.Y./West Islip), freshman defender Danielle Paruolo (Valley Stream, N.Y./Valley Stream South) and sophomore midfielder Jennifer Jung (New Hyde Park, N.Y./Herricks). Sophomore goalkeeper Kimberly Sontag (Lynbrook, N.Y./Lynbrook) made three saves to preserve the victory for the Rams, including saves on the final two shooters for Purchase.

Shootout Results:

FSC - Kaitlin O'Brien, saved

PC - Emilie Buse, saved

FSC - Kristine Ostrem, saved

PC - Alice Webber, goal (PC up 1-0)

FSC - Amanda Biondi, goal (tied 1-1)

PC - Meghan Countryman, goal (PC up 2-1) 

FSC - Danielle Paruolo, goal (tied 2-2)

PC - Veronica Slattery, saved (tied 2-2)

FSC - Jennifer Jung, goal (FSC up 3-2)

PC - Susan Bigler, saved (FSC wins)

The Rams now advance to the Skyline Finals at home on Sunday, November 4th, facing the winner of St. Joseph's/Bard College at either 1:00 p.m. or 1:30 p.m.