Women's Soccer extends season-opening win streak to 4

MBurmeister

After taking the first two games of the 2013 season against Delaware and Fordham, the Red Storm continued their hot play by topping UMass and North Dakota State.

The lady Johnnies picked up right where they left off after opening the 2013 season with a pair of wins against Delaware and Fordham by narrowly beating UMass this past Thursday (Aug. 29) and handling North Dakota State with ease at home on Sunday (Sept. 1).

Awards

For her offensive effort in the Red Storm's 5-0 win over North Dakota State, senior Amy Marron was named the BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week. Sophomore Rachel Daly was also named to the BIG EAST Honor Roll.

St. John's 1, UMass 0

The Red Storm and the Minutewomen battled to a scoreless tie at Rudd Field in Amherst, Mass., until a handball late in the contest gave sophomore Rachel Daly the opportunity to put St. John's on the board.

In the 87th minute of action, a UMass handball in the box gave the Red Storm a penalty kick and Daly capitalized, giving St. John's a 1-0 they would never relinquish.

In the game's final three minutes, UMass turned up the heat on the Red Storm, but goalkeeper Diana Poulin was able to fend off the attack to preserve her second-straight shutout win. Overall, she stopped four shots. Despite coming away with the 1-0 win, the Red Storm were outshot, 14-9.

The Red Storm had plenty of opportunities to score, but were unable to capitalize on their 7-1 corner kick advantage.

It wasn't that long ago that the Red Storm opened up a season 3-0-0. You only have to go back to 2009, when St. John's made the NCAA Tournament.

St. John's 5, North Dakota State 0

The Red Storm returned home for the Labor Day Weekend while playing host to North Dakota State and for the second time in four games, the ladies handled their opponents with ease, coming away with a 5-0 win. The 4-0-0 mark St. John's has started the 2013 season with is the team's best start since 2007.

Senior Amy Marron led the way for St. John's, coming away with a hat trick and adding two more assists in a career day for the Valhalla, N.Y. native.

Daly continued her hot start to the season by adding another goal, her sixth in the past week after a hat trick against Fordham (Aug. 25) and the lone goal in the win over UMass.

Poulin also continued a very impressive start to her collegiate career by posting her third consecutive shutout and improving to 4-0-0 on the season.

Next up

The ladies' team travels to New Britian, Conn. to play Central Connecticut State on Friday, September 6 at 7:00 PM.

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