3-Peat! Rams Capture Third Straight Title
Farmingdale State - 1, Bard - 0
Farmingdale, N.Y. - The Farmingdale State women's soccer team won their third consecutive Skyline Conference Championship this afternoon, defeating Bard 1-0 in the Skyline Finals. Freshman forward Jamie Smith (Holtsville, N.Y./Sachem East) scored on a corner kick that deflected off the inside of the far post late in the second half.
Farmingdale controlled the game throughout, holding a 21-2 shot advantage, while also leading in corner kicks 12-2.
Farmingdale State freshman forward Taylor Horgan (Long Beach, N.Y./Long Beach) was named Skyline Conference Championship Most Valuable Player for her outstanding performance in today's game.
Freshman goalkeeper Lena James (Atlanta, Ga./Henry W. Grady) had eight saves, allowing only the corner kick goal for the Raptors. Freshman Maggie Studsrud (Staten Island, N.Y./Susan E. Wagner) earned the victory in goal for the Rams.
Farmingdale received an automatic bid to the 2009 NCAA Division III National Championship Tournament. The Championship seedings and bracket will be released Monday, October 9th at 10:00am. The Rams enter the tournament with a 15-4-3 record, while Bard ends the season at 10-6-4.