St. John’s soccer falls to UConn in first loss of the season

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St. John’s soccer lost on the road to Connecticut to end its undefeated start to the season

Well, they say you can’t win them all and on Thursday the streak came to an end for the St. John’s soccer team.

The Johnnies’ women’s soccer program lost on the road, 1-0, to the Connecticut Huskies (3-1-1, 1-1-1 Big East).

The Red Storm came into the game with the chance to match their best start to a season in program history that was set back in 2013 when they got off to a 6-0 start.

However, the loss dropped St. John’s to 5-1 overall and 2-1 in Big East play.

The game was a back and forth affair as the Red Storm had its chances in the game, but were playing from behind for most of the match after UConn took the lead in the 11th minute through senior forward Yamilee Eveillard.

St. John’s had 10 shots in the game, five of them on target, while the Huskies had 14 shots, four on target.

Big East Offensive Player of the Week Zsani Kajan had the best opportunities to equalize for the Red Storm in the 61st minute as her shot from close range was blocked and in the 71st minute she forced the Huskies’ goalie Randi Palacios into a tough save.

Sophomore forward Isabelle Aviza and senior midfielder Maia Cabrera also came close late in the match, but just couldn’t convert.

This was the first game this season where the Red Storm failed to score.

St. John’s soccer looks to get back to winning ways

St. John’s will continue its road trip on Sunday as the Johnnies head to the nation’s capital to take on the Georgetown Hoyas at 1:00pm EST.

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The Red Storm will look to break a three game losing streak against the Hoyas and get its first win over Georgetown since 2014.