Late Goal Lifts Rams over Gothic Knights
Farmingdale State - 3, New Jersey City - 2
Farmingdale, N.Y. - A goal by sophomore forward Katrina Cerverizzo (Center Moriches, N.Y./Center Moriches) in the 84th minute of play lifted the Rams over New Jersey City (1-1) in today's non-conference women's soccer game in Farmingdale, N.Y.
Farmingdale State's freshman forward Melissia Elie (Brentwood, N.Y./Brentwood) opened the scoring in the first half as she stole the ball from the defender and put a low shot past the goalie for the 1-0 lead. The Gothic Knights responded just under a minute later, as sophomore forward Julia Caseras (Union, N.J./Union) made a quick pass to freshman midfielder Ashley Cunha (Edison, N.J./Edison), tying the score at 1-1.
In the second half, the Rams controlled the play as they outshot New Jersey City 17-8. The game would not see any scoring until the 82nd minute. Elie gave Farmingdale their second lead of the day, stealing the ball from a defender on a goalie rebound. NJCU's Caseres tied the game 25 seconds later, running the ball down and scoring on a scramble in front for the 2-2 score.
The game-winner came from Cerverizzo at 84:34 and the Rams took their final lead of the day to improve to 2-0 on the season.
Kelly Reilly (Pennsville, N.J./Pennsville Memorial) held strong in the net for the Gothic Knights, finishing with 12 saves, including nine in the second half.
The Rams will face Scranton tomorrow, Saturday, September 5th, in another non-conference game at 4:00 p.m.