November 7, 2008

Rams Hold off Bard and Advance to Championship

Rams Hold off Bard and Advance to Championship

Farmingdale State – 3, Bard College – 2


Farmingdale, N.Y. – The Farmingdale State women’s soccer team defeated Bard College, 3-2, in the Skyline Conference semifinal game this afternoon in Farmingdale, N.Y.

The Rams wasted no time in taking the early lead as freshman forward Katrina Cerverizzo (Center Moriches, N.Y./Center Moriches) scored the games opening goal only five minutes into the contest. Farmingdale State would increase its lead to 3-0 at the 18:00 mark following two goals from Rebecca Richman (West Islip, N.Y./West Islip), both off feeds from Tricia Pickford (Massapequa, N.Y./Massapequa). Bard's Mozhdeh Zahedi (Port Ewen, N.Y./Kingston) would score a goal off a pass from Erin Hannigan (West Pittston, Pa./Wymoming Seminary) in the 36th minute, cutting the Rams lead to 3-1.

Bard's Kim Larie (Londonderry, N.H./Londonderry) scored the games final goal off a scramble in front of the net with six minutes remaining in the game.

Farmingdale State freshman goalkeeper Amanda Maass (Mastic Beach, N.Y./William Floyd) recorded four saves in the victory, while freshman goalkeeper Jessica Philpott (Hot Springs, Va./Bath County) had six saves in the defeat for the Raptors.

The Rams now travel to St. Joseph's College on Sunday, November 10th for the Skyline Conference Championship game at 1:00 pm. The winner will advance to the NCAA Division III Championship tournament next week.

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