NEW PALTZ, NY — This afternoon the SUNY New Paltz women’s soccer team completed their regular season 10-6-2, with a 5-0 victory over Farmingdale.
In the first half of play the field was dominated by the Hawks’ offensive attacks. The initial goal of the first half was scored when the Hawk’s freshman forward Jennifer Anselmi (North Rockland, NY) laced a shot into the back of the net. At 38:37 freshman defender Stephanie Wallman (Smithtown, NY) crossed the ball in front of the goal to sophomore forward Stephanie Potts (Cortlandt Manor, NY), who one touched the ball passed the Rams goalkeeper. The Hawks tallied ten first half shots while the Rams only managed two.
A minute and thirty-five seconds into the final half of play, junior midfielder Alison Fliegel (New Hyde Park, NY) fired a shot over the head of Farmingdale goalkeeper Pam Baione (Farmingdale, NY) to put the Hawks up by three. Senior midfielder Amanda Picarelli (Miller Place, NY) extended the lead for SUNY New Paltz, scoring two goals in her last home game as a Hawk. Fliegel and Anselmi were credited with the assists.
The Hawks displayed their best offensive effort to date tallying a season high 25 shots. Freshman goalkeeper Sarah Boccard (Washingtonville, NY) recorded three saves and freshman goalkeeper Meryem Ibrahim (Yorktown Heights, NY) tallied one save in 35:46 of play for SUNY New Paltz. Baione collected six saves in the loss for Farmingdale.
The following seniors played in the final game of their collegiate careers this afternoon; defender Emily Martin (Keene Valley, NY), midfielder Winnie Lento (Patchogue, NY), and midfielder Amanda Picarelli (Miller Place, NY).
The Hawks will begin their post-season play on Saturday November 12th when they travel to the New York State Women?s College Athletic Association (NYSWCAA) Tournament.