Farmingdale State Tops St. Joseph’s In Extra-Time

Farmingdale State, Julissa Martinez
Julissa Martinez. Photo: Farmingdale State

Julissa Martinez’s goal in the second minute of extra-time gave Farmingdale State a 1-0 home win over Long Island rival St. Joseph’s Saturday afternoon. 

Despite dominating play and outshooting the Golden Eagles 30-6, the Rams were unable to beat St. Joseph’s keeper Juliana Cintron-Leonardo of Riverhead in regulation. 

On the winning play in the second minute of extra-time, Farmingdale State’s freshman midfielder Celina Schenk of Ronkonkoma moved up the middle of the field and found junior midfielder Cailyn Demarinis of Deer Park. 

Demarinis chipped a pass ahead to Martinez who hit the game-winner for the Rams. The sophomore from Brentwood recorded her third game-winning goal of the season and sixth of her career.

Notable in the match was the defensive effort by the Rams, who put an end to St. Joseph’s three-match winning streak. 

Over the prior three games, the Golden Eagles scored 15 goals with nine of those goals coming from senior Christina Gagliardi of Ronkonkoma. On Saturday against Farmingdale State, Gagliardi was limited to just two shots. 

The star for St. Joseph’s was Cintron-Leonardo, who made 12 saves. Rams keeper Daniella Ford of Elmont made two saves to earn her sixth clean sheet of the season.

The win moved Farmingdale State to 3-0 in the Skyline Conference (6-3-2 overall. St. Joseph’s falls to 4-1 in the conference (6-4-1 overall).

The Rams will be back in action on Tuesday when they travel to Sarah Lawrence. Kickoff is 7 p.m. St. Joseph’s will be back on the road to meet FDU-Florham also on Tuesday. Kickoff is 7 p.m.