Like the men’s baseball team, the St. John’s men’s soccer squad is dealing with a coronavirus outbreak of their own. The outbreak prompted this week’s match against Villanova to be moved to April 7th with the Wildcats still playing host.
Since there is no game this week, Big East Honor Roll Member Einar Lye from the Johnnies won’t get a chance to defend his first honor of the season. Lye and the Johnnies will get a chance to establish a winning streak when they host Providence College on April 3rd.
The St. John’s women’s soccer team remained healthy last week, and they played the sole match for either St. John’s soccer team last week, playing host to the University of Connecticut Huskies.
St. John’s 0, Connecticut 1
The ladies dropped their first home match of the season to the Huskies in a match that also completed the season sweep for UConn. The ladies played a statistically even match on Sunday, but fell victim to a few unlucky bounces.
The Johnnies totaled seven shots and four on target for the match. F Zsani Kajan and M Jessica Garziano each attempted two shots and one on target. M Ava Collins and M Michelle Money each shot once on target to round out the four St. John’s shots on goal. G Jordan Kamp got the nod in goal and conceded the game’s lone goal while also tallying two saves.
Fouls proved too significant to overcome for the Johnnies when one of the 11 they committed yielded UConn’s goal. A foul in the 72nd minute gave the Huskies a freekick that they took into the box and deflected it into the net.
Falling to 2-4-1 in conference play, the women’s soccer squad has to win their final two games to finish above .500 for the season. Doing so requires the team to hand undefeated #12 Georgetown their first loss of the season in Queens on April 3.