St. John’s soccer earns tight road win against Providence, into the top-4 of the Big East
On Sunday afternoon, the St. John’s soccer team traveled to Rhode Island and earned a tight 1-0 victory over the Providence Friars.
In a rematch of last season’s Big East Quarterfinal matchup, which St. John’s won 2-1, it was an even contest between the two sides for the most part.
Shots were even at eight apiece with St. John’s able to fire three shots on the Providence goal to the Friars’ one, so both teams had some chances in this game.
St. John’s would get the first great chance to get the scoring going as Melina Couzis fired off a shot toward goal in the 23rd minute, but Providence’s Emma Bodmer was equal to it.
After the halftime break, the Red Storm would find a breakthrough in the 62nd minute as Molly Feighan scored her first goal for St. John’s since transferring over from Oklahoma over the summer.
The graduate student found room to stride into the box and beat Bodmer on the short side for what would ultimately be the winner in the game.
After splitting its first two conference games this season, the Johnnies have gone 2-1-1 in their last four games and find themselves in the top four of the Big East standings.
St. John’s soccer heading into the home stretch of the regular season
The win on Sunday moves the Johnnies to a 6-4-4 (3-2-1, Big East) record on the season after taking down Seton Hall 1-0, falling to Villanova 1-0, and settling for a 1-1 draw with Creighton before Sunday’s triumph.
Currently, Xavier and Georgetown sit atop the Big East with 5-0-1 conference records tied at 16 points. They have developed some separation as it’s a six-point gap between them and Creighton and St. John’s in the top four, who are also tied at 10 points.
Butler has some slight separation from the rest of the pack with nine points, looking to crack into the top four.
The Bulldogs will host the Red Storm next on Thursday at 2 PM in a pivotal matchup for both sides with just four games left in the regular season.
A Butler win sends them into the top four of the Big East, a Red Storm win creates some separation between them and the rest of the pack to try and solidify postseason contention along with hosting a Quarterfinal matchup, and a draw keeps the pressure on both teams.
St. John’s are 4-4-2 all-time against Butler, most recently playing out to a draw at Belson Stadium last season.