Goals from Elizabeth Dasilva and Taylor Howard propelled the Farmingdale State women’s soccer team to a 2-0 win over Mount Saint Mary in the Skyline Conference finals.
With the win, the Rams captured the Skyline championship for the ninth time in the past 10 seasons and earn an automatic bid to the 2016 NCAA Division III Women’s Soccer Championship.
Farmingdale State (11-8-3) broke the scoreless tie with 13:52 remaining when freshman defender Dasilva (Franklin Square) scored on a header off Casey Fackner’s (North Babylon) free-kick.
In the 87th minute, Howard (Massapequa Park) — the Skyline Championships Most Outstanding Player — kicked in a loose ball to put the Rams up 2-0. Mount Saint Mary (9-9) attempted one shot over the final 3:23 but were unable to score as FSC earned the 2-0 victory.
The Rams held the Knights to only one shot on goal which was stopped by freshman goalkeeper Daniella Ford(Dix Hills, N.Y.).
The Rams now await word of their opponent for the NCAA First Round game which will be announced on Monday, November 7, at 1:30 p.m. The first and second round games are scheduled for November 12 and 13.
Information for this article was provided by Farmingdale State.