Rams Roll to a 6-0 Victory in Season Opener
Farmingdale State - 6, King's College (Pa.) - 0
Farmingdale, N.Y. - The Farmingdale State women's soccer team won their season opener, 6-0, over King's College (0-1) this afternoon in Farmingdale, N.Y.
Sophomore forward Christina Merrill (Levittown, N.Y./Island Trees) scored the games opening goal for the Rams 10:27 into the contest off a cross from freshman Sarah Golden (Greenport, N.Y./Greenport). Sophomore forward Jamie Smith (Ronkonkoma, N.Y./Sachem East) put Farmingdale State ahead 2-0 as she scored off the pass from Merrill midway through the first half. The Rams held an 18-3 shot advantage in the first half and took a 2-0 lead into halftime.
Golden and Smith scored two quick goals for Farmingdale State to start the second half and open a 4-0 lead at the 48:36 mark. Merrill would add her second goal of the season ten minutes later and freshman midfielder Sarah Cairo (Coram, N.Y./Longwood) scored the games final goal in the 88th minute. Merrill and Smith each tallied two goals and two assists for the Rams.
Junior Amanda Maass (Mastic Beach, N.Y./William Floyd) and sophomore Stacey Rao (Ronkonkoma, N.Y./Connetquot) did not allow a score as they split time in goal for the Rams. Junior goalkeeper Danielle Johnson (Bear Creek Township, Penn./Coughlin) had 12 saves in the loss for the Lady Monarchs.
The Rams will host New England College in the Farmingdale State Tournament on Saturday, September 4th at 4:00 p.m.