November 1, 2008

Rams Clinch Second with Win Over Bard

Rams Clinch Second with Win Over Bard

Farmingdale State - 2, Bard College - 0

Farmingdale, N.Y. - The Farmingdale State women's soccer team clinched the second seed for the Skyline Conference playoffs with a 2-0 win over Bard this afternoon in Farmingdale, N.Y. Senior defender Kaitlin O'Brien (East Islip, N.Y./East Islip) played in her final regular season home game for the Rams.

Freshman midfielder Brittany Williams (Massapequa, N.Y./Massapequa) scored the first goal of the day just fifteen minutes into play, giving the Rams a 1-0 lead. Freshman forward Katrina Cerverizzo (Center Moriches, N.Y./Center Moriches) scored Farmingdale's second and final goal of the day at the 35 minute mark.  

The Rams held a 2-0 lead at the half and would hold the Raptors scoreless in the second to preserve the conference victory.

Freshman goalkeeper Amanda Maass (Mastic Beach, N.Y./William Floyd) made three saves in her seventh shutout of the season, while freshman goalkeeper Jessica Philpott (Hot Springs, Va./Bath County) made six saves in defeat.

The Rams will now receive a Bye for the quarterfinal round of the playoffs and will await word of their semifinal opponent. Official seedings for the Playoffs will be posted on the Skyline website ( at the conclusion of today's Skyline scheduled games.