St. John’s falls just short in 1-0 defeat
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Despite owning a 7-4 advantage in shots on goal, the St. John’s women’s soccer team’s late rally fell just short as Marquette held on for a 1-0 victory at Belson Stadium Sunday afternoon.

Marquette’s (8-4-1, 1-2-0 Big East) leading scorer, Darian Powell, gave the Golden Eagles a 1-0 advantage in the 23rd minute off a through ball from Caroline Zink.

Powell took the pass and slid a shot in past Jordan Kamp for the only offense the visitors would need on the day.

Marquette outshot St. John’s (5-6-1, 1-2-0), 20-14, but the Johnnies sent seven shots on goal, all of which were turned aside by Maddy Henry. Kamp made three saves in 90 minutes for the Red Storm.

Senior Shea Connors and junior Claudia Cagnina led the St. John’s offense with three shots apiece. Junior Lucy Whipp and senior Mikhaila Martinov each added a pair of tries of their own.

Marquette controlled the pace through most of the first half, sending its first shot on goal in the very first minute.

In the 23rd minute with the Red Storm looking to clear, Zink intercepted a pass and sent a one-touch through ball that found the feet of Powell. Powell collected the pass and slid a shot under a sliding Kamp and inside the left post for the score.

In the 34th minute, the Johnnies were awarded a penalty kick after senior Mariela Jacome was taken down in the box as she tried to win a ball sent in by freshman Maia Cabrera. Cabrera stepped to the spot but sent the strike high in what would be the Red Storm’s best scoring chance in the first half.

Following a pair of home games, the Johnnies are back on the road for back-to-back games next week. The Red Storm visits Providence on Thursday, October 5 at 7 p.m. before traveling to Indianapolis to take on Butler on Sunday, October 8 for a 1 p.m. first kick.
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