Bengals and Rams Victorious on Day One of Farmingdale State Classic

Bengals and Rams Victorious on Day One of Farmingdale State Classic

Bengals and Rams Victorious on Day One of Farmingdale State Classic

Game 1: Buffalo State – 2, Western Connecticut – 1

Game 2: Farmingdale State - 5, New England College - 0

Farmingdale, N.Y. – The Buffalo State and Farmingdale State women's soccer teams both picked up wins today on day one of the Farmingdale State Classic in Farmingdale, N.Y. The Bengals defeated Western Connecticut, 2-1, in the opening game, before the Rams shutout the Pilgrims 5-0 in game two.

Game 1 - Buffalo Holds on for the Win

Buffalo held a 2-0 lead at the half after a corner kick goal in the seventh minute and a free kick goal in the 25th minute. Sophomore midfielder Katie Hennes (East Northport, N.Y./Northport) took the corner took the corner attempt, assisting on a goal by sophomore defender Jessica O'Donogue (Franklin Square, N.Y./Frank Carey) at 6:20. The Bengals second goal was unassisted as senior forward Barbara Kiliszek (Depew, N.Y./Lancaster) was given a free kick just outside the center of the box and lofted a ball over the wall into the net.  

Western Connecticut spoiled the shutout attempt with a goal by sophomore midfielder Tracy Sales (Cumberland, R.I./Cumberland) at 86:24. Sophomore goalkeeper Virginia Porten (Auburn, N.Y./Auburn) was awarded the win for Buffalo State, finishing the day with seven saves. Sophomore goalkeeper Caitlin Avery (East Hampton, Conn./ East Hampton) took the loss making four saves over 74 minutes of action.

Game 2 - Farmingdale's Golden Nets Hat Trick

Farmingdale State freshman forward Sarah Golden (Greenport, N.Y./Greenport) scored back-to-back goals one minute apart at 5:29 and 6:32, giving the Rams a quick 2-0 lead. Golden then assisted on sophomore forward Jamie Smith's (Ronkonkoma, N.Y./Sachem East) goal to put Farmingdale up 3-0.

In the second half, sophomore midfielder Theresa Martorano (Commack, N.Y./Commack) sent home a cross from sophomore forward Christina Merrill (Levittown, N.Y./Island Trees) for the 4-0 advantage. Golden completed her first career hat trick with 1:12 remaining to play, as she dribbled through defenders for her third goal of the day.

Sophomore goalkeeper Stacey Rao (Ronkonkoma, N.Y./Connetquot) was awarded the win with two saves, while freshman goalkeeper Erin Palma (Saratoga Springs, N.Y./Schuylerville) made seven saves in her 53 minutes of play for New England College.

Buffalo State (1-1) will now face Farmingdale State (2-0) on Sunday afternoon at 12:00 p.m., followed by New England College (0-1-1) against Western Connecticut (0-1) at 2:30 p.m.