St. John’s soccer drops second straight in road loss

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St. John’s soccer lost to Georgetown on the road on Sunday in a tight, but heartbreaking loss

The St. John’s soccer team could not escape the same fate that the men’s team had just 24 hours earlier on Shaw Field.

Both programs fell to the Georgetown Hoyas in the nation’s capital by a similar 1-0 scoreline this weekend.

St. John’s lost the chance to hand the Hoyas its first loss of the season as Georgetown now moves to 6-0 overall, 3-0 in Big East play.

The weekend loss to No.16 Georgetown drops the Red Storm to 5-2 overall and 2-2 in conference play this season.

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Chances for the Red Storm came few and far between as Georgetown controlled the game from start to finish.

The dominance by the Hoyas was rewarded as they got the game-winning goal in the 36th minute from sophomore forward Sophie Fox.

The only notable chance to score in the 1st half for the Red Storm came from sophomore Jessica Garziano as she sent in a shot looking for the top corner that was too high in the 37th minute.

In the second half things looked like they were going to go from bad to worse as a penalty was called against the Red Storm defense, but goalie Naya Lipkins came up with the big save to keep the Johnnies in the game.

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The Connecticut native would make three big stops in the second half to hold Georgetown to just one goal.

In the 67th minute, freshman Ava Collins would get the last real chance of the game for the Red Storm, but her shot was blocked.

It is a shame that St. John’s was not able to a least find an equalizer given Lipkens’ great performance in net, particularly in the second half.

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Nonetheless, Ian Stone’s squad will look to recover from back-to-back losses on Thursday, March 17 when the Johnnies return home to Belson Stadium to take on the Providence Friars at 3:00pm EST.

St. John’s will be looking to get its first win against the Friars since 2016.

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