Rams Edge Gettysburg in Heron Cup

Rams Edge Gettysburg in Heron Cup

- Santos Scores Game-winner with four minutes left -

Geneva, N.Y. - Farmingdale State women's soccer team came back from a 1-0 deficit at the half to defeat Gettysburg College 2-1 in a non-conference game played at Cozzens Field as part of the 2010 Heron Cup in Geneva, N.Y. Farmingdale improves to 5-0-0 this season, while Gettysburg (3-1-0) suffers its first loss of the year.

The Bullets scored the first goal of the game 26 minutes, 22 seconds in as the Rams goalie came out to play the ball, but lost control of it. Sophomore Lindsey Lyons (Pennridge/Hatfield, Pa.) was there to send a header into the back of the open net. It was Lyons' second goal of the season.

It wasn't until the 72nd minute that Farmingdale got on the scoreboard. Junior Katrina Cerverizzo (Center Moriches/Center Moriches, N.Y.)  sent a shot into the top ride side for her first goal of the season. Sophomore Corine Magee (William Floyd/Mastic, N.Y.) was credited with the assist. Then in the 87th minute, after Gettysburg was called for a foul, first-year Yvonne Santos (Hicksville/Hicksville, N.Y.) took a free kick just outside of the box for the Rams. Santos sent her shot right over a row of Gettysburg defenders and into the back of the net. The game-winning goal was Santos' first tally this season.

Junior Amanda Maass (William Floyd/Mastic Beach, N.Y.)  played the opening 45 minutes in goal for Farmingdale, and made two saves. Sophomore Stacey Rao (Connetquot/Ronkonkoma, N.Y.) played the second half and also made two saves. Sophomore Katie Burke (Kinnelon/Kinnelon, N.J.) played the first half in goal for the Bullets and turned aside six shots. Junior Allie Rivera (Shoreham Wading River/Wading River, N.Y.) came in to play the second half.

The Rams held a 16-10 advantage in shots. Gettysburg earned five corner kicks, while Farmingdale had just one.

The Rams will play host William Smith tomorrow at 2 p.m. in the second day of play in the Heron Cup. The Bullets will take on No. 18 Denison at Cozzens Field at 11 a.m.


 Goals by period       1  2  Tot


 Farmingdale St......  0  2 -  2

 Gettysburg..........  1  0 -  1



  1.  26:22 GET Lindsey Lyons (2) (unassisted) - goalie lost control of the ball, header to score

  2.  71:56 FDS Katrina Cerverizzo (1) (Corine Magee) - into top right of goal

  3.  86:03 FDS Yvonne Santos (1) (unassisted) - off free kick from foul over top of defenders


 Shots: Farmingdale St. 16, Gettysburg 10

 Saves: Farmingdale St. 4 (Stacey Rao 2; Amanda Maass 2), Gettysburg 6  (Katie Burke 6)  2010 Heron Cup