Rams Cruise to Win over Old Westbury

Farmingdale, N.Y. - Farmingdale State had 12 players in scoring in this afternoon's 12-2 Skyline victory over Old Westbury. The Rams now stand at 14-1 overall and a perfect 5-0 in conference action, while the Panthers fell to 3-10, 1-4.

Farmingdale State jumped out to a 6-0 lead, before Old Westbury got on the board with 9:03 remaining in the first half. The Rams closed the half with two goals and took an 8-1 lead into the break. After extending the lead to 12-1 midway through the second half, the Panthers scored the final goal of the game with 15:37 left to play as the Rams cruised to the 12-2 win.

Junior midfielder Christy Thoden (Bayport, N.Y.) had a goal, an assist and game-highs for both draw controls (9) and caused turnovers (3). Junior midfielder Nicole Marzocca (North Babylon, N.Y.) and freshman attack Brittany Rosino (North Babylon, N.Y.) each recorded a game-high four points, scoring one goal and three assists.

The Rams will now host The Sage Colleges on Saturday, April 12th at 3:00 p.m. with a special Senior Day ceremony before the game for senior defender Tatiana Pena (Hicksville, N.Y.).

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Old Westbury continued to get consistent scoring out of Maria Dischley and Courtney Gallagher despite losing a 12-2 Skyline Conference road decision to the Farmingdale State Rams on Thursday afternoon. The loss sent Old Westbury (3-10) to 1-4 in conference play while the Rams (14-1) improved to 5-0.

Dischley netted her 14th goal of the season to put Old Westbury on the board with 9:03 remaining in the opening half to make it a 6-1 game. Farmingdale State held an 8-1 lead at the half as eight different players scored. Nicole Marzocca assisted on three of the Rams' opening five goals, which also saw her tally a goal of her own just 2:50 into play for an early 3-0 advantage.

Four other Rams scored to open the second half before Gallagher rattled the back of the cage with her 14th goal of the season. Gallagher's goal closed out the scoring as the Panthers held the Rams off the board for the final 18:50.

Dischley and Gallagher both extended their scoring streaks to a program record 10 games. Dischley also added a team-high two draw controls and four shots, two of which were on target. Panther goalie Jackie Cartagena (3-10) made four stops and scooped up three ground balls while Sara Bey, Christine Fernandez and Jessica Walker each followed with two.

Georgia Kalamidas earned the win by making one save as the Rams held a 19-7 advantage in shots. Christy Thoden controlled a game-high nine draws and two caused turnovers while Alyssa Handel and Brittany Rosino each picked up three ground balls.


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