Finn Leads Farmingdale to Conference Win over Maritime

Farmingdale, N.Y. - Sophomore attack Matthew Finn (Huntington Station, N.Y.) scored nine goals for Farmingdale State as they defeated Maritime 15-5 today in Farmingdale, N.Y. The Rams improved to 3-4 overall, 1-0 in Skyline play with the win, while the Privateers fell to 3-7, 0-1 with the loss.

Finn opened the scoring with 4:49 left in the first, a man-up goal assisted by sophomore midfielder Mike Strebel (Northport, N.Y.) for the 1-0 Rams lead. Maritime's freshman midfielder Matt Hayes (Baldwin, N.Y.) tied the game at 1-1 with 46 seconds left in the period.

In the second, Farmingdale State went up 2-1 with a power play goal by senior midfielder Bobby Thomas (Wantagh, N.Y.) and Finn put his team up 3-1 with a goal at 5:44. Maritime cut the deficit to 3-2 at 4:18, before Finn scored his third goal of the day with 2:50 remaining in the half and the Rams led 4-2 at the break.

Farmingdale State shut out the Privateers in the third period, scoring five more and then starting the fourth with a goal to lead 10-2 with 14:36 left in regulation. The Rams held Maritime to just three goals the rest of the way to secure the conference victory.

Finn's nine goals is third best in program history, the school record of 11 goals in a game is held by Matthew Lott (2003). Sophomore midfielder Mike Strebel (Northport, N.Y.) had a game-high six assists, along with one goal. Defensively, senior long stick middie Ricky Morales (Holbrook, N.Y.) picked up five ground balls and caused two turnovers, while sophomore defender Matthew Scro (Valley Stream, N.Y.) had four ground balls and three caused turnovers. Freshman goalkeeper Thomas Fallon (Kings Park, N.Y.) made 10 saves for the win.

Farmingdale State will now travel to face Stockton for a Skyline game on Wednesday, March 27th at 7:00 p.m.

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FARMINGDALE, N.Y. (March 23, 2013) Maritime lost its Skyline Conference opener at Farmingdale St., 15-5, Saturday afternoon at the Rams' Outdoor Lacrosse Field. The Privateers fall to 3-7 (0-1 Skyline) on the season, while FSC improves to 3-4 (1-0 Skyline).

The score was knotted up a 1-1 after one period of play, as the Rams got on the board first at 4:49 on a man-up goal by sophomore Matthew Finn, assisted by classmate Mike Strebel. Maritime responded with 46 seconds remaining in the first, when freshman Matt Hayes (Baldwin, N.Y./Baldwin) found the back of the net.

In the second quarter, Farmingdale went up 3-1 on a man-up goal by senior Bobby Thomas, assisted by Strebel, and an even-strength tally by Finn, assisted by freshman Matthew Visintin. Junior Mike Johnson (West Islip, N.Y./West Islip) scored an unassisted goal to bring the Privateers back within one at 4:18, but the Rams scored again just under two minutes later when Finn recorded his third goal of the game and that ended the scoring for the first half with FSC leading, 5-2.

Farmingdale shut out the Privateers over the next quarter and tallied six straight goals in the third and early into the fourth quarter, three of which from the stick of Finn, to build up a 10-2 lead. Seniors Matthew Messina (West Sayville, N.Y./Sayville) and Cory Gallagher (West Islip, N.Y./West Islip) went back-to-back for Maritime, with freshman Tom Kelly (Hauppauge, N.Y./Hauppauge) adding a helper on Messina's goal. Later in the quarter, junior Andrew Scalesi (New Fairfield, Conn./New Fairfield) scored to round out the Privateers' scoring on the day.

Hayes was the game-leader with 12 groundballs and was 13 for 19 from the faceoff-X, while Messina and junior Dylan Larmony (Old Bethpage, N.Y./Planview JFK) both recorded three GBs each. In goal, senior Nick Barbuto (Seaford, N.Y./Seaford) made 13 saves in over 55 minutes of action before being replaced by freshman Mike Arnold (North Massapequa, N.Y./Plainedge), who stopped three Rams shots in just under five minutes.

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