St. John’s soccer and Navy produce stalemate in Annapolis

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St. John’s soccer battles to a scoreless draw with Navy on the road. 

The St. John’s soccer team battled to a scoreless draw with Navy on Sunday afternoon in its first road contest of the season.

With the chance to sweep the home-and-home series against Navy after last season’s victory, St. John’s could not score against Midshipmen despite having a majority of the game chances.

The first half between the two sides was fairly evenly contested as the Red Storm held a narrow 5-4 advantage in the shot category.

St. John’s really took control in the second half and had quite a few great chances to open the scoring.

The best chances of the game came early in the second half when Ava Collins slipped Jessica Garziano into the box with a great through ball but Garziano’s left-footed shot on the left side of the box sailed just over the crossbar.

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Later in the game, Jordan Levy looked to latch onto a through ball but Navy’s netminder Mattie Gallagher came up with the save.

There were plenty of chances for the Johnnies to win the game but it is still a solid road result.

Head coach Ian Stone will take plenty of positives out of the game with the squad controlling the play for most of the match, but the team’s finishing and end product will need to be much better in order to have success this season.

St. John’s soccer continues early season road trip

St. John’s (1-0-1) will now have a week off before heading upstate to take on Colgate.

The programs have only met once in its histories, a neutral site meeting in Syracuse during 2015 which was a 1-0 win in favor of the Red Storm.

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Colgate (1-0-1) holds the same record as the Johnnies after an opening night 4-0 win at Canisius and a 1-1 draw at Kent State on Sunday.

Before taking on St. John’s next week, Colgate will play Buffalo as the Raiders look to bounce back from a three win season.

The match will take place on Sunday, August 27 (1:00p.m. ET, ESPN+).

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