Farmingdale, N.Y. - Senior back Jordan Martin (Lecanto, Fla.) scored the game-winning goal with 26 seconds left to lead the SUNY Farmingdale Rams to a 2-1 victory over the visiting Trinity College Bantams in women's soccer action this evening. The Rams improved to 3-0, while the Bantams drop their second 2-1 decision to the Rams in a season opener in a row. Trinity starts New England Small College Athletic Conference play on Saturday at top-ranked Williams at noon. The Rams visit Kean at Misericordia the samer day at 4 p.m.
Framingham State controlled the game early, tallying three shots and three corner kicks within the first 18 minutes. At 19:20, a corner kick by Ram senior midfielder Alyssa Parrotta (Centereach, N.Y.) led to a shot in front for junior midfielder Tara Lyons (Wantagh, N.Y.) who recorded the lone goal of the first half. The Bantams tied the game only 3:37 into the second half, as a cross in front by sophomore back Maeve Rabbitt (Concord, Mass.) allowed freshman forward Whitney Hoban (Winnetka, Ill.) to chip it over to sophomore midfielder Cameron Beath (Kennebunk, Maine) for Beath's first career goal.
The game remained 1-1 until the final minute when Farmingdale State junior Medina Mulic (Ridgewood, N.Y.) gathered the loose ball and set up Martin for the game-winner. Ram junior goalkeeper Daniella Ford (Elmont, N.Y.) made five saves to earn her third win of the season. Bantam sophomore goalie Taylor O'Connor (Danvers, Mass.) stopped five shots in defeat.