Sep 6, 2013
QUEENS, N.Y. -
The 4-0 St. John’s women’s soccer team is back on the road this weekend for its first two-game road trip of the season. St. John’s will play at Central Connecticut State on Friday, Sept. 6 at 7 p.m., followed by a Sunday afternoon tilt at Brown University at 1 p.m., Sept. 8.
Kick Off Quick Facts
Scouting The Blue Devils
• Live Stats and video for each of the games will be available on the respective school’s websites. Friday’s game will be on NECFrontRow.com and Sunday’s can be found on BROWNBEARS.com. Follow live Twitter updates with @StJohnsWsoccer, #SJUWSoc.
• Friday is the third meeting between St. John’s and CCSU. The teams have not met since 2004. While St. John’s is 4-0-0 going into Friday night’s game, CCSU is 0-2-0, having lost at Maine (Aug. 27) and at Connecticut (Sept. 1). It is the home-opener for the Blue Devils.
• Sunday is the first-ever meeting between St. John’s and Brown. Brown will play its first game of the season on Friday, at Quinnipiac. Sunday will also be a home-opener for the Brown Bears.
• St. John’s 4-0-0 start is its best since 2007.
• The Red Storm has won two games by five or more goals this season. The last time St. John’s defeated two opponents by five or more goals in a season was 1992 with Siena, 6-0 on Sept. 20 then Fairfield, 5-0 on Oct. 7.
• 2013 is the 20th season for head coach Ian Stone. During his tenure, Stone has guided St. John’s to a BIG EAST and ECAC Championship, an NCAA Tournament berth, 10 BIG EAST Tournaments and 174 wins.
• The Central Connecticut State Blue Devils are 0-2-0 so far this season, having lost at Maine, 2-1, on Aug. 27 and at Connecticut, 3-0, on Sept. 1. The game against St. John’s on Friday will be the home-opener for CCSU.
• The Blue Devils were picked to finish fourth in the NEC preseason coaches’ poll, behind Saint Francis, LIU Brooklyn and Sacred Heart.
• CCSU returned nine starters from 2012, including senior net-minder Nikola Deiter, a 2012 All-NEC first team member and the 2012 NEC Goalkeeper of the Year. Last season, Deiter recorded five shutouts. During the summer, Deiter was named All-East Goalkeeper of the Year as a member of the WPSL’s New England Mutiny, a teammate of Red Storm sophomore Shelby Halász
Red Storm vs. Blue Devils - The Series
• Friday’s game is just the third in an all-time series between St. John’s and Central Connecticut State. The first two games were played during the 2003 and 2004 seasons. St. John’s holds a 2-0-0 series advantage over CCSU. The last time they met, St. John’s came from behind for a 2-1 victory.
Scouting The Brown Bears
• Brown will be playing its season-opener on Friday, at Quinnipiac at 5 p.m., before hosting St. John’s on Sunday in the Bears’ home-opener.
• The Brown Bears return senior Mika Siegalman, a 2012 First Team All-Ivy Selection and a three-year starter at midfield. Siegalman finished second on the team in scoring in 2012 with nine points (3G, 3A) and three game-winning goals. Brown also returns starting goalkeeper Amber Bledsoe as a senior in 2013. Bledsoe was honorable mention All-Ivy in 2012.
• The 2012 Brown Bears went 7-9-1 overall and 1-5-1 in the Ivy League.
Red Storm vs. Brown Bears - The Series
• Sunday’s game is the first meeting between St. John’s and Brown.
SJU Earns BIG EAST Offensive POW Honors Two Weeks In A Row
• For the first time ever, St. John’s had players win BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week honors in back-to-back weeks. On Monday, senior forward Amy Marron earned the title as she netted her first-career hat trick and assisted the other two goals in a 5-0 victory over North Dakota State on Sept. 1. The week before (Aug. 26), sophomore forward Rachel Daly earned the honor.
• Daly was also named to the BIG EAST Honor Roll on Sept. 3, while rookie goalkeeper Diana Poulin was named the league’s Goalkeeper of the Week on Aug. 26.
Marron Ties Single-Game Point Record
• Against NDSU on Sept. 1, senior forward Amy Marron not only netted her first-career hat trick, she also tied St. John’s single-game record for points in a game (8), set by Adriana Viola in 1989 against Florida International (Sept. 21). Viola had four goals in the game against FIU. Marron had three goals against NDSU, and added two assists. The Red Storm defeated NDSU, 5-0, and with Marron’s goals and assists, she had a foot on every single goal scored.
• Marron’s three goals matched her season-high in 2010 and her five assists on the season so far are a new career-high for the senior.
BIG EAST Statistical Leaderboard
• The Red Storm tops the BIG EAST Conference stat rankings in 11 different categories: goals per game (3.5), goals allowed (1), GAA (0.25), points per game (9.75), points allowed (4), points allowed per game (1.00), shots on goal allowed (11), shutouts (3), shutouts per game (0.75), corners (31) and corners per game (7.75).
• Individually, sophomore Rachel Daly is the league’s leader in the four goal categories (points, 14; points per game, 3.50; goals, 6; goals per game, 1.50); while senior Amy Marron is the BIG EAST leader in assists (5) and assists per game (1.24). Marron is also second behind Daly in points (11) and points per game (2.75).
• Rookie Morgan Tinari leads the BIG EAST in shot percentage (.667) and classmate Diana Poulin is second in the conference in goals against average (0.27).
• St. John’s women’s soccer is off to its best start since 2007 with a 4-0-0 record to start the season. In 2007, St. John’s started the season 6-0-2 and was unbeaten through eight games.
• The last time St. John’s had three-straight shutouts was in 2010. The 2010 Red Storm went 3-0-1 from Aug. 27 through Sept. 5.
Red Storm Third In NSCAA Regional Rankings
• In the NSCAA/Continental Tire Northeast Regional Poll, St. John’s has moved up from fifth to No. 3 in the Northeast Region. The Red Storm is behind No. 1 Notre Dame and No. 2 Georgetown, both who are nationally ranked. St. John’s will play Georgetown on the road in BIG EAST play in October.
Red storm Outscores Opponents, 13-1
• St. John’s started the season on a high-scoring note, defeating Delaware (2-1), Fordham (5-0), Massachusetts (1-0) and NDSU (5-0), following two preseason exhibitions victories. The Red Storm has outscored its two opponents 13-1; 21-2 including the exhibitions.
• Before the win against Fordham (Aug. 25), the last time St. John’s defeated a team by a five-goal margin was against LIU on Sept. 2, 2001 at home. The Red Storm defeated the Blackbirds by the same score, 5-0.
• St. John’s offensive efforts have been the teamwork of Rachel Daly and Amy Marron. Daly leads the team with six goals, and Marron has assisted four of the six goals. Marron is second on the team in points (11) and scoring (3) and leads the team in assists with five.
• St. John’s will continue on the road, this time traveling to the Midwest to Indiana University. The Red Storm will play in Indiana University’s Hoosier Classic from Sept. 13-15. St. John’s will play host-school Indiana at 6 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 13 at Bill Armstrong Stadium. On Sunday, the Red Storm will take on Ohio State at 11 a.m.
Belson Stadium Ticket Info
• Season tickets are available for just $40. Call 1-888-GO-STORM to order today. Youth teams in eighth grade and below can scrimmage during halftime of any Red Storm home game. Group tickets are available for just $4 each. Call 718-990-2142 for more information. A promotional calendar will also be released.