The 49ers (6-3-1) outshot St. John’s (4-4-1), 13-4, and maintained possession throughout most of the contest. Freshman keeper Antonia Tammaro, playing in her first game in front of the home crowd, made five saves.
Cabrera led the Johnnies with a pair of shots, while senior defender Mikhaila Martinov and junior midfielder Madeleine Watson each had one attempt.
After Long Beach State scored in the 34th minute, the Johnnies looked to get even. In the 39th minute, Cabrera sent a corner kick into the box that found the head of Watson, but her try went wide as the 49ers took the 1-0 lead into the break.
In the 58th minute, the Johnnies nearly tied the game following a set piece. After a foul was called, Martinov stepped up to take the free kick.
The senior sent a shot towards the goal that nearly bounced over the head of Mia Hummel, but the Long Beach keeper punched it just over the bar to keep St. John’s off the board.
St. John’s opens Big East play on September 24, when it travels to Washington to take on Georgetown.