Farmingdale State Hand W. Connecticut First Loss Of Season

Skyline, Taylor Howard, Farmingdale State
Farmingdale State's Taylor Howard. Photo: Farmingdale State

Farmingdale State extended its winning streak to four games with a 1-0 home win over No. 24 Western Connecticut State in women’s soccer action.

With the victory, the Rams improve to 10-5-2 on the season and continue a hot streak in which the team has won eight of its past nine games. The loss was the first of the season for Western Connecticut.

The Rams lone goal against Western Connecticut State came in the 25th minute. A corner kick by Farmingdale State junior midfielder Allison Khare (Deer Park) led to a one-time shot and goal by senior forward Taylor Howard (Massapequa Park) that put the Rams ahead for good.

Western Connecticut kept the pressure on and had a golden opportunity to tie the game inside of 11 minutes remaining. A foul in the box gave the Colonials a penalty shot, but Farmingdale State’s goalkeeper Daniella Ford (Elmont) was equal to the task stopping a shot from Western Connecticut’s Jenna Gentile.

The win over Western Connecticut was not the first time this season that Farmingdale State gave a ranked opponent fits. On September 7, the Rams defeated then-No. 9 Trinity College 2-1 with Ford making 13 saves. Ten days later Farmingdale State battled then-No. 15 SUNY Geneseo to a 1-1 draw.