Thoden, Shand Score Big for Rams vs. Maritime

Farmingdale, N.Y. - Farmingdale State improved to 6-1, 2-0 in the conference today with a 21-4 victory over visiting Maritime College (1-4, 0-3). The Rams were led by freshman midfielder Christy Thoden (Bayport, N.Y.) with nine draw controls, six goals, five assists and three caused turnovers.

Farmingdale State led 11-2 at the half and scored 10 more in the second to cruise to the Skyline win. Senior attack Krystin Shand (Massapequa Park, N.Y.) posted a game-high seven assists, one shy of the school record, and also scored two goals. Freshman midfielder Nicole Marzocca (West Babylon, N.Y.) finished with three goals and four assists.

Maritime's senior midfielder Kristen Saporito (Rocky Point, N.Y.) totaled a team-best two goals and four draw controls, while freshman attack Tessa Jardine (Valley Stream, N.Y.) had one goal and one assist. Senior goalkeeper Laura Palino (North Babylon, N.Y.) made 10 saves in defeat.

The Rams will now host Mount Saint Mary College in another Skyline game on Saturday, March 31 at 1:00 p.m.

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FARMINGDALE, N.Y. (March 28, 2012) Maritime lost at Farmingdale St., 21-4, Wednesday afternoon at the Rams' Lacrosse Complex. The Privateers drop to 1-4 (0-3 Skyline) on the season, while FSC improves to 6-1 (2-0 Skyline) with the victory.

Senior Kristen Saporito (Rocky Point, N.Y./Rocky Point) led Maritime with two goals and picked up four draw controls, while causing a team-high two turnovers. Freshman Tessa Jardine (Valley Stream, N.Y./Waterford) also had two points for the Privateers with a goal and an assist, while senior Natalie Jackson (Stockton, Calif./Bear Creek) scored the first goal for Maritime. Saporito and classmate Catherine Brady (Holbrook, N.Y./Sachem North) each picked up a team-high two groundballs apiece.

In goal, senior Laura Palino (North Babylon, N.Y./Babylon) made 10 saves in the losing effort.

The Rams were led by midfielder Christy Thoden, who had a game-high 11 points with six goals and five assists. Nicole Marzocca chipped in with three goals and four assists. Thoden also led all players with nine draw controls, while Marzocca had a game-high four groundballs. Goalie Courtney Cook had two saves to record the win.

The Privateers return to action on Saturday, when they continue their round swing at conference-opponent Kean University. Game time against the Cougars is set for 1:00 p.m. at Kean's Alumni Stadium.


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