Knights Topped in Conference Championship Final

FARMINGDALE – The Mount Saint Mary College Women’s Soccer team traveled to top seeded Farmingdale State on Saturday and suffered a 2-0 loss to the Rams in the 2021 Skyline Conference Championship Final. Christina Kakavas finished the afternoon with five saves in goal for the Knights.

Saturday’s loss drops Mount Saint Mary to 11-7-2 overall on the season following its 10th trip to the conference championship final in the last 11 seasons.

First Half
Neither team would find the back of the net in the opening 45 minutes with Farmingdale State holding a 5-1 advantage in shots prior to halftime.

First half corner kicks also went to the Rams by a 3-1 margin.

The Mount’s only attempt of the half came off the foot of Nikki Carter in the 17th minute.

Kakavas finished the first half with one stop.

Chloe Kensell finished with one save for Farmingdale State in the opening period.

Second Half
Farmingdale State finished the second half with a 12-3 advantage in shots, scoring both of its goals in the final 20 minutes.

The Rams took two of the three corner kicks after halftime.
Farmingdale State broke the ice and got the eventual game winning goal in the 70th minute when Jazzmin Terrell scored her team leading 13th goal of the season. She finished off an assist from Julissa Martinez at the 69:40 mark of the contest for the 1-0 lead.

The Rams added an insurance goal with less than three minutes left in regulation time when Tara Lyons potted her third marker of the year. Martinez collected her second assist of the game on the Lyons’ tally at 87:30.

Kakavas finished a busy half with four saves for the Knights.

Kensell preserved the shutout with a pair of stops for the Rams.

For The Knights
Lauren Engel finished with half of the Mount’s four shots in the game, with both attempts on target.

Carter and Julia DeSantis added the other shots for the Knights, with Carter posting a shot on goal.

Kakavas closed the day with five saves in goal for the Knights.

For The Rams
Terrell scored her team leading 13th goal and tallied her fourth game winning goal of the campaign.

Martinez recorded her fifth and sixth assists of the year and reached the 30-point plateau.

Lyons became the ninth different Ram with at least three goals on the season.

Kensell finished with three saves and posted her fifth shutout of the season.

Match Statistics
Farmingdale State finished the contest with a 17-4 advantage in shots, including a 7-3 edge in shots on goal.

Corner kicks in the game went to the Rams by a 5-2 count.

Historically Speaking
Saturday’s contest marked the 10th time in the last 11 seasons the Knights have appeared in the Skyline Conference Championship Final.

Saturday’s meeting with the Rams marked the ninth time in the last 11 seasons the two sides have met with the conference crown on the line.

Farmingdale State won its fifth straight conference championship and its 12th in the last 13 seasons.

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