Oct. 4, 2013
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QUEENS, N.Y.- The St. John’s women’s soccer team is back in action on Sunday, October 6, when the Red Storm kick off at Butler at 1 p.m. St. John’s (7-2-2, 1-1-1 BE) will look to bounce back after dropping a 3-1 decision at Marquette on Thursday evening.
- St. John’s will continue its two-game conference road swing on Sunday with a 1 p.m. match against the Bulldogs at the Butler Bowl.
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- The Red Storm enters the game at 7-2-2, 1-2-1 BIG EAST, after falling 3-1 at Marquette on Thursday evening. In the league loss, Rachel Daly scored the go-ahead goal at 48:14 but St. John’s and Diana Poulin were unable to withstand the Golden Eagles’ 20 shots, 10 on goal.
- St. John’s two losses have both come on the road falling 3-1 at Marquette and dropping a 1-0 decision to Ohio State. The Buckeyes earned the win on Sept. 15 as part of the Hoosier Classic hosted by Indiana University.
- At home, St. John’s has not lost in its previous nine outings.
- The Red Storm has only allowed five goals all season, and had only allowed two heading into Milwaukee. St. John’s owns a Goals-Against Average of 0.440 and Save Percentage of 0.907.
- Butler enters Sunday’s game with an overall record of 7-4-2 and 0-3-0 in the BIG EAST.
- The Bulldogs dropped their last meeting being shutout at home by the No. 9 Hoyas. Georgetown blanked its league foe 3-0 despite being outshot 9-8 by Butler.
- This is the first meeting between the two opponents.
- St. John’s 6-0-0 start was its best since 2004. In 2007, the Red Storm started 6-0-2.
- 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 177 wins.
Scouting the Bulldogs
- Sunday afternoon’s game will be Butler’s 14th of the season. The Bulldogs have dropped three consecutive decisions following three straight wins and going nine games without a loss.
- With 19 points this season, Sophia Maccagnone leads the Bulldogs owning team-bests in both goals (6) and assists (7). The only other Bulldog registering double-digit points is Elise Kotsakis with 10 on four goals and two assists.
- The Bulldogs have scored 19 goals this season while conceding 16, outshooting their opponents 220-135 and averaging 16.9 shots per game.
- Julie Burton (7-2-2) has been Butler’s first choice goalie this season, posting a GAA of 0.82 and save percentage of .791 in 11 games.
- Freshman McKenzie Muchow earned back-to-back BIG EAST Rookie of the Week honors the weeks of 9/23 and 9/16.
St. John’s vs. Butler – The Series
This is the first meeting between the two teams.
Daly Leads in Four Statistical Categories
In the NCAA statistical rankings as of Sept. 29, sophomore Rachel Daly leads the nation’s Division I players in four offensive categories. Daly leads the NCAA in points per game (2.7), goals per game (1.3), points (30) and goals (14).
BIG EAST Statistical Leaderboard
As of Oct. 4, the Red Storm topped the BIG EAST Conference stat rankings in six different categories: goals allowed (5), GAA (.4), points allowed (7), points allowed per game (1.36), shutouts (8) and shutouts per game (.73). Individually, sophomore Rachel Daly was the league’s leader in the seven goal categories (points 30, points per game 2.73, goals 14, goals per game 1.27, shots per game 5.64, shots on goal 32, shots on goal per game 2.91); while rookie Diana Poulin led the BIG EAST in goals against average (.51).