- by Mount Saint Mary College

It was a classic David and Goliath-style contest when the Knights Women’s Soccer team took on the top seeded Farmingdale State Rams in the 2021 Skyline Conference Championship Final.

The Knights fought hard, but suffered a 2-0 loss as Farmingdale State won its fifth straight conference championship and its 12th in the last 13 seasons. The Knights came home with second in the Skyline Conference Championship. 

The game marked the Knights’ 10th trip to the conference championship final in the last 11 seasons, and the ninth time the two sides have met with the conference crown on the line. 

Neither team made a goal in the first 70 minutes of the game, then Farmingdale State broke the ice with the game-winning goal. They added an insurance goal with less than three minutes left in regulation time.

For the Knights, Christina Kakavas of Hopewell Junction, N.Y. finished the afternoon with five saves in goal. Meanwhile, Lauren Engel of Red Hook, N.Y. took half of the Mount’s four shots in the game, with both attempts on target. 

After producing a 2-0 win over Sarah Lawrence in the first round and a tight 1-0 win over Manhattanville in the Semifinal Round of the 2021 Skyline Conference Championship, the loss brought the team’s record to 11-7-2 overall for the season. 

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